Efficacy of ecabet sodium enema on steroid resistant or steroid dependent ulcerative colitis

Iizuka, M.; Itou, H.; Konno, S.; Shirasaka, T.; Horie, Y.; Shindo, K.; Watanabe, S.
October 2006
Gut;Oct2006, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p1523
Academic Journal
The article presents a letter entitled "Efficacy of ecabet sodium enema on steroid resistant or steroid dependent ulcerative colitis" published within the issue. Ecabet sodium is a 12-sulfodehydroabietic acid monosodium salt commonly used for the treatment of gastritis and gastric ulcer. In a study conducted to determine its effectiveness, it was revealed that six out of seven patients with proctosigmoiditis gained complete remission by treatment with ecabet sodium enema.


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