Long-term immunosuppressive therapy of ulcerative colitis

  title={Long-term immunosuppressive therapy of ulcerative colitis},
  author={Burton I. Korelitz and Joseph L. Glass and Nathaniel Wisch},
  journal={The American Journal of Digestive Diseases},
Twenty-five patients with ulcerative colitis considered “failures of therapy with adrenal steroids and salicylazosulfapyridine” but without absolute indication for surgical intervention were treated with 6-mercaptopurine. The dose ranged from 50 to 200 mg daily and the period of treatment from 10 to 52 months. At followup 15 were completely well and 8… CONTINUE READING