Early Infliximab Yields Superior Long-Term Effects on Linear Growth in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Patients

  title={Early Infliximab Yields Superior Long-Term Effects on Linear Growth in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Patients},
  author={Jaeyoung Choi and Ben Kang and Min-Ji Kim and Insuk Sohn and Hae Jeong Lee and Yon Ho Choe},
  journal={Gut and Liver},
  pages={255 - 262}
Background/Aims Information regarding the efficacy of early infliximab treatment in pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) is limited. We aimed to evaluate the impact of early combined immunosuppression on linear growth in pediatric patients with CD by performing step-up comparisons. Methods This retrospective study included pediatric patients with moderate-to-severe CD, who received a combination therapy with infliximab and azathioprine for at least 3 years and sustained corticosteroid… 

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