Infliximab Research Paper

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The treatment of patients with mild disease consists of acid suppression (esomeprazole) and a short course of steroids (prednisolone). Those patients who have moderate to severe disease should be treated aggressively in the following way: acid suppression (esomeprazole), a longer course of steroids with prednisolone, and consideration of immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine. Infliximab should be considered in refractory patients in order to prevent the complications of stricturing and fistula formation. Treatment with balloon dilatation of the stricture followed by injection of a long-acting steroid such as triamcinolone can also help to alleviate symptoms. Surgery may be required for severe, refractory symptoms, but it has a high morbidity
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