Infliximab discontinuation links to relapse in patients with ulcerative colitis

Infliximab discontinuation links to relapse in patients with ulcerative colitis

Discontinued long-term use of infliximab correlated with lower rates of maintained remission in patients with ulcerative colitis, according to research published in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“Infliximab is an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody and is one of the most widely used therapies in patients who are corticosteroid-refractory. Maintenance administration every 8-weeks is the standard protocol because of the frequent development of antibodies to infliximab on episodic treatment,” Taku Kobayashi, MD, Center for Advanced IBD Research and Treatment at KitasatoRead More

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