Endoscopic and histologic healing of Crohn's (ileo-) colitis with azathioprine.

  title={Endoscopic and histologic healing of Crohn's (ileo-) colitis with azathioprine.},
  author={G D'Haens and Karel Geboes and Paul J. Rutgeerts},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={50 5},
BACKGROUND The correlation between disease activity and endoscopic findings in Crohn's disease is poor. Corticosteroids induce symptom relief without consistent improvement of endoscopic lesions. Our aim was to examine the effect of azathioprine therapy on healing of inflammatory lesions in patients with severe Crohn's disease. METHODS The study included 20 consecutive patients with Crohn's colitis or ileocolitis in clinical remission while taking azathioprine for at least 9 months and no… CONTINUE READING

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