Campbell, S.; Jewell, D. P.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA1
Academic Journal
Cyclosporin (CyA) Rx has emerged as an important agent for rescue Rx in acute severe ulcerative colitis. High 1 year relapse rates advocate a limited role of this treatment in light of CyAs s/e profile. Some advocate CyA only as a stopgap to surgical Rx. There are few data available on longer follow up of these patients. These tong term data confirm efficacy and safety of CyA , since 42% patients retain their colon after 80 weeks f/u. Oral CyA appears to be at least as efficacious as intravenous CyA.


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