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Cyclosporine and infliximab switch may prevent colectomy in

InfliximabNEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with intravenous steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis initially unresponsive to rescue treatment with cyclosporine may respond to infliximab and vice versa, according to .

In a March 8th online paper in the , Dr. Matthieu Allez of , , and colleagues note that colectomy is usually recommended in patients who fail and rescue therapy. However, second-line therapy involving the alternative agent has reportedly been of benefit in some patients.

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About Robert Hill

I founded IDEAS Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, from my home base in Vancouver, British Columbia. Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society IDEAS is established to raise public awareness of intestinal diseases in order to help remove the stigmas associated with these illnesses. The programs of IDEAS help children, youth and young adults learn to live full lives, find acceptance and gain confidence.

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