In favour of prophylactic treatment for post-operative recurrence in Crohn's disease.

Abstract

Endoscopic follow-up of patients resected for ileal Crohn's disease have shown that, in the absence of treatment, the post-operative recurrence rate is 70-90% within one year of the operation and 83-100% within 3 years. Post-operative recurrence requires further operation in approximately half the patients in a 10-year period of follow-up. Therapeutic… (More)

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