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Maintenance treatment with azathioprine in ulcerative colitis: outcome and predictive factors after drug withdrawal.

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OBJECTIVES: Whether the duration of maintenance treatment with azathioprine (AZA) affects the outcome of ulcerative colitis (UC) is unclear. We investigated clinical outcomes and any predictive factors after withdrawal of AZA in UC. METHODS: In this multicenter observational retrospective study, 127 Italian UC patients, who were in steroid-free remission at the time of withdrawal of AZA, were followed-up for a median of 55 months or until relapse. The frequency of clinical relapse or colecto...

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10.1038/ajg.2009.410

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Journal:
American journal of gastroenterology
Volume:
104
Issue:
11
Pages:
2760-2767
Publication date:
2009-11-01
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EISSN:
1572-0241
ISSN:
0002-9270
Source identifiers:
112199

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