Immunoprophylaxis ‘does not seem superior’ to prevent postoperative Crohn’s recurrence

CHICAGO — Immediate immunoprophylaxis after curative ileo-colonic resection did not reduce the rate of early recurrence among patients with Crohn’s disease who only had one risk factor for postoperative recurrence.“As we all know, approximately half of our patients with Crohn’s disease will need at least one intestinal resection during their lifetime,” Gabriele Dragoni, MD, PhD, from the University Hospital of Florence in Italy, said at Digestive Disease Week. “And 65% to 90% of patients may develop endoscopic postoperative recurrence at 1 year.”Read More