Selective Granulocyte and Monocyte Adsorptive Apheresis as a First-Line Treatment for Steroid Naïve Patients with Active Ulcerative Colitis: A Prospective Uncontrolled Study

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Corticosteroid therapy of ulcerative colitis (UC) is associated with frequent adverse side effects and poor quality of life. Recently, adsorptive granulocyte and monocyte/macrophage apheresis has shown efficacy in patients with severe steroid refractory UC. The objective of this study was to investigate if, instead of corticosteroids, adsorptive… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/B:DDAS.0000026299.43792.ae

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