BACKGROUND: Azathioprine is widely used in Crohn's disease. A major drawback is the occurrence of side-effects, especially acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is rarely seen when azathioprine is used for other diseases than Crohn's disease. AIM: To survey side-effects of azathioprine after liver or renal transplantation, for systemic lupus erythematosis, Wegener's granulomatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. METHODS: A computerized sear...Expand abstract
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Increased incidence of azathioprine-induced pancreatitis in Crohn's disease compared with other diseases.
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