Used to treat:
Atopic dermatitis (severe, unremitting)
What it does: Interferon gamma
stimulates the body’s immune system.
While the body naturally produces interferon gamma to fight
infections and tumors, research shows that people with atopic
dermatitis produce lesser amounts. To find out if treatment with
interferon gamma could correct this imbalance and reduce the
severity of the atopic dermatitis, studies have been conducted.
In clinical trials, patients with severe, unremitting atopic
dermatitis who received recombinant interferon-gamma often had
significant decreases in redness, swelling, itch, dryness,
thickening skin, and the amount of skin covered by atopic
dermatitis. While the results are promising, more research is
How to use: Injections should be given as prescribed.
Chang TT et al. “Atopic dermatitis: the role of recombinant
interferon-gamma therapy.” American Journal of Clinical
Dermatology. 2002; 3(3):175-183.
Hanifin JM et al. “Recombinant interferon gamma therapy for atopic
dermatitis.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
1993. February;28(2 Pt 1):189-197.
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While not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for treating atopic dermatitis,
injections of interferon gamma have provided significant
relief for select patients with severe, unremitting