TITLE

Interferon alfa treatment for Sjogren's syndrome associated neuropathy

AUTHOR(S)
Yamada, S.; Mori, K.; Matsuo, K.; Inukai, A.; Kawagashira, Y.; Sobue, G.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Apr2005, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p576
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Treatment response to interferon alfa (IFNalpha) is described in three consecutive cases of two forms of Sjogren's syndrome associated neuropathy (SSN)-two with sensory ataxic ganglionopathy and one with sensorimotor neuropathy with demyelinating features. All responded well to IFNalpha in terms of neuropathic symptoms, sicca symptoms, antibody titres, and findings in salivary gland biopsy specimens. IFNalpha thus showed promise in treating both SSN and the underlying Sjogren's syndrome.
ACCESSION #
16896790

 

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