Changes in serum lipids in patients with condylomata acuminata treated with interferon alfa-n1 (Wellferon).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Nine men with refractory condylomata acuminata were treated with intramuscular interferon alfa-n1 and the effect on their serum lipid levels was noted. Comparison of lipid panels before and after interferon revealed that all nine patients had an increase (median 62 mg/dl, p = 0.004) in their triglyceride level and a decrease (median 21 mg/dl, p = 0.004) in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Total cholesterol levels tended to decrease but the change was not statistically significant. This effect on serum lipids should be considered when interferon alfa-n1 is used in the treatment of genital warts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olsen, EA; Lichtenstein, GR; Wilkinson, WE

Published Date

  • August 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 2 Pt 1

Start / End Page

  • 286 - 289

PubMed ID

  • 3170795

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0190-9622(88)70173-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States