Pegylated inteferon beta 1-a in clinical routine

Authors: E. Němá;  J. Libertínová;  P. Ročková;  M. Petržalka;  E. Houžvičková;  E. Meluzínová
Authors‘ workplace: Neurologická klinika 2. LF UK, a FN Motol, Praha
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2019; 82(5): 556-560
Category: Original Paper


Aim: To evaluate the clinical effect, radiological parameters, tolerability and adverse events in patients treated with pegylated interferon beta 1-a (PEG IFN).

Patients and methods: A total of 117 patients with clinically isolated syndrome or relapse remitting form of multiple sclerosis were enrolled in the study, with regular clinical assessment including Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), laboratory monitoring, and MRI of the brain and spinal cord.

Results: Relapse of the disease was present in 10.6% of the patients. The progression on brain MRI was present in 22.6% of the patients. There was significant improvement in EDSS (P = 0.049). In addition, the effect of treatment was demonstrated in patients with PEG IFN as a first-choice drug (P = 0.042) and in patients under 36 years of age (P < 0.001). The most common side effects were local reactions (53.8%), flu-like syndrome (35.9% of patients), changes in blood count (29.9%) and elevation of liver enzymes (27.6%). Other side effects were uncommon.

Conclusion: PEG IFN is an effective and well tolerated drug with a favorable safety profile.

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


目的:评估使用聚乙二醇干扰素β1-a(PEG IFN)治疗的患者的临床疗效,放射学参数,耐受性和不良事件。

患者和方法:共有117名患有临床孤立综合征或复发缓解型多发性硬化症的患者入选该研究,并定期进行临床评估,包括扩展残疾状态量表(EDSS),实验室监测以及脑和脊髓MRI 。

结果:10.6%的患者存在该疾病的复发。 22.6%的患者出现了脑部MRI的进展。 EDSS有显著改善(P = 0.049)。此外,在以PEG IFN作为首选药物的患者中(P = 0.042)和在36岁以下的患者中(P <0.001)证明了治疗效果。最常见的副作用是局部反应(53.8%),流感样综合征(占患者的35.9%),血球变化(29.9%)和肝酶升高(27.6%)。其他副作用很少见。

结论:PEG IFN是一种有效且耐受性良好的药物,具有良好的安全性。

关键词:多发性硬化–聚乙二醇干扰素β1-a –复发– MRI


Multiple sclerosis – MRI – pegylated interferon beta 1-a – relapse


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