Toxicity of 6-thioguanine: no hepatotoxicity in a series of IBD patients treated with long-term, low dose 6-thioguanine. Some evidence for dose or metabolite level dependent effects?

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BACKGROUND 6-Thioguanine is used in inflammatory bowel disease since 2001, with promising short-term results. In 2003, liver histology of some 6-thioguanine treated patients showed nodular regenerative hyperplasia. Recently, magnetic resonance imaging revealed nodular regenerative hyperplasia in patients with normal histology. AIMS Investigating the… (More)

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