The authors recruited 19 nonambulant patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome into a pilot, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled safety trial of interferon beta 1a (IFN[beta]-1a) (Rebif). Participants received IFN[beta]-1a or placebo subcutaneously three times weekly, 22 microg for the first week and then 44 microg for up to 24 weeks, in addition to IV immunoglobulin (IVIg). IFN[beta] did not have any unexpected interaction with IVIg and there was no significant difference in rate of improvement.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2003|