Hemolytic-Uremic-Like Syndrome Following Polycarboxylate Interferon Induction: Treatment of Dawson's Inclusion-Body Encephalitis

Thomas J. Leavitt, Thomas C. Merigan, John M. Freeman

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Abstract

Interferon induction by administration of pyran copolymer was utilized in three patients in an attempt to treat chronic measles encephalitis (Dawson's encephalitis). Although the course of the disease was not effected by interferon induction, administration of the drug produced hematologic and urinary alterations resembling the hemolytic-uremic syndrome in one patient. Hematologic studies in two additional patients documented the heparin-like nature of pyran copolymer, and the production of a late hypercoagulable state following its administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume121
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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