|lL-2 interleukin treatment
Jul 7, 2008
How is the lL-2 working in boosting cd4 counts in your paciants ???
l read in the forum you think that the treatment will be a buzz word next year..
l think its great that we can work to treat and build up the inmune system, how long do you think before paciants can be treated with the lL-2 ??? thank you brian
Response from Dr. Henry
IL-2 can boost CD4 cells in many individuals. It has to be injected, causes flu like symptoms during the week of injections (typically injected for 5 days out of every weeks and then titrated depending on result). It can cause some serious side effects, is fairly expensive, and it has not been proven that the CD4 boost translates into clinical benefit (some pilot studies hint of some clinical benefit). Results of the two large international NIH sponsored IL-2 trials (SILCAAT for CD4 > 350 and ESPRIT for CD4 > 350)are expected in the next 1-2 years. KH
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