Long-term budesonide maintenance treatment is partially effective for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.

@article{Straumann2011LongtermBM,
  title={Long-term budesonide maintenance treatment is partially effective for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.},
  author={Alex Straumann and S{\'e}bastien Conus and Lukas Degen and Cornelia Frei and Christian Bussmann and Christoph Beglinger and Alain M. Schoepfer and H. -U. Simon},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={400-9.e1}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Topical corticosteroids are effective in inducing clinical and histologic remission in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). However, the best long-term management strategy for this chronic inflammatory disease has not been determined. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 50-week trial, we evaluated in 28 patients the efficacy of twice-daily swallowed budesonide (0.25 mg each) to maintain quiescent EoE in remission. Pretreatment and… CONTINUE READING
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