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[Treatment of servere ulcerative colitis]

Abstract:

10-15% of patients with ulcerative colitis experience a severe episode of colonic inflammation that does not respond to mesalazine and oral corticosteroids. These patients require hospitalisation and treatment with intravenous corticosteroids. However, 25% of these patients do not respond to treatment. In these cases, intravenous cyclosporin is effective. Infliximab, an antibody against tumour necrosis factor alpha, is also beneficial. With these new treatment options, the colectomy rate in t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
Volume:
150
Issue:
1
Pages:
12-17
Publication date:
2006-01-01
EISSN:
1876-8784
ISSN:
0028-2162
Source identifiers:
191310
Language:
Dutch; Flemish
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Pubs id:
pubs:191310
UUID:
uuid:f9dec5cd-7e4c-4636-a5a6-d5310981afef
Local pid:
pubs:191310
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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