April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA96
Academic Journal
Corticosteroid therapy may be a contributory factor to septic complications of Crohn's disease. The article investigates the corticosteroid therapy as a risk factor for serious abscess in non-operated crohn's disease. For this study 48 patients of Crohn's disease were investigated. The study shows an increased risk of malor abscess formation in association with prior steroid usage when compared with other forms of perforating Crohn's disease. The study revealed that Corticosteroid therapy is a risk factor for intra-abdominal and pelvic abscess in Crohn's disease.


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