Treatment of refractory microscopic colitis with azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine

Darrell S. Pardi, Edward V. Loftus, William J. Tremaine, William J. Sandborn

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Abstract

Many patients with microscopic colitis will respond to antidiarrheal medications or to anti-inflammatory therapy with 5-aminosalicylates, although a few require corticosteroids. Some patients do not tolerate corticosteroid side effects, and a small subset are dependent on or refractory to corticosteroids. We report our experience with azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine in patients with microscopic colitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1483-1484
Number of pages2
JournalGastroenterology
Volume120
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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