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Cyclosporine and infliximab switch may prevent colectomy in ulcerative colitis

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Cyclosporine and infliximab switch may prevent colectomy in ulcerative colitis

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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