Current treatment for prevention of relapse and recurrence in Crohn's disease.

Abstract

Maintenance of remission induced by medical therapy and prevention of recurrence after intestinal resection are two of the major goals in Crohn's disease treatment. Two main groups of drugs are employed in prevention of relapse and recurrence: sulfasalazine and 5-aminosalicylic derivatives and the group of azathioprine/6-mercaptopurine. Although most… (More)

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