"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vimizim (elosulfase alfa), the first FDA-approved treatment for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA (Morquio A syndrome). Morquio A syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease "...
Because BeneFIX®, Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), is produced in a Chinese hamster ovary cell line, it may be contraindicated in patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to hamster protein.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/18/2008
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