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Ciclosporin no better than infliximab for acute refractory ulcerative colitis

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6923 (Published 17 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6923

High dose intravenous corticosteroids are the first line treatment for people with a severe exacerbation of ulcerative colitis. When steroids can’t control an acute episode, doctors can choose between ciclosporin and infliximab as rescue treatments, say researchers. Patients responded equally well to both drugs in the first head …

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