Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1989 / Article

Brief Communication | Open Access

Volume 3 |Article ID 498156 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1989/498156

Gilles Lapointe, Aubin Charbonneau, "Cyclophosphamide: An Alternative Treatment in Crohn’s Disease", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 3, Article ID 498156, 4 pages, 1989. https://doi.org/10.1155/1989/498156

Cyclophosphamide: An Alternative Treatment in Crohn’s Disease

Received16 May 1989
Accepted17 Aug 1989

Abstract

lmmunosuppressive therapy in the form of 6-mercaptopurine has shown a 66% efficacy in severe, debilitating, highly corticosteroid dependent Crohn’s disease. Nevertheless this medication has some important side effects such as nausea, vomiting, leukopenia and pancreatitis. Two patients are presented who, suffering from severe Crohn’s disease, were unable to tolerate 6-mercaptopurine but showed an amazing improvement with cyclophosphamide.

Copyright © 1989 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


More related articles

 PDF Download Citation Citation
 Order printed copiesOrder
Views79
Downloads142
Citations

Related articles

We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted research articles as well as case reports and case series related to COVID-19. Review articles are excluded from this waiver policy. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions.