[5-Aminosalicylic acid in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (author's transl)].


5-Aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA, 0.5 g t.i.d. as suppository) was administered to 10 patients with ulcerative colitis and 4 patients with Crohn's disease. Both diseases were active despite out-patient pretreatment in 9 cases for at least 6 weeks with sulfasalazine (1.5-3.0 g/d) and corticosteroids. Prior to 5-ASA treatment the activity index according to Best… (More)


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