Letter: successful mercaptopurine therapy after azathioprine-related pancreatitis in patients with IBD.

@article{Beswick2013LetterSM,
  title={Letter: successful mercaptopurine therapy after azathioprine-related pancreatitis in patients with IBD.},
  author={Lauren Beswick and Chris Hair and D. C. Zara Dowling},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={162}
}
The development of azathioprine-related pancreatitis has previously been considered a strict contraindication to subsequent treatment with mercaptopurine; however, there are few data to support this position. Several small studies have reported that mercaptopurine is tolerated in some patients after azathioprine-related pancreatitis. We report a retrospective clinical audit using a prospectively acquired database of patients with IBD treated with azathioprine therapy between 1999 and 2009… CONTINUE READING

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