Low-dose intravenous azathioprine may be effective in the management of acute fulminant colitis complicating inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Casson1999LowdoseIA,
  title={Low-dose intravenous azathioprine may be effective in the management of acute fulminant colitis complicating inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={David H Casson and Susan E. Davies and Mike Andrew Thomson and Alan Lewis and John A. Walker-Smith and Simon H. Murch},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={891-5}
}
BACKGROUND The management of acute fulminant colitis unresponsive to intravenous steroids is usually surgical. However, recent evidence suggests that intravenous administration of azathioprine at very high doses may allow more rapid onset of clinical efficacy, although its use has not previously been reported in the emergency situation. AIM To report the… CONTINUE READING