Antibiotic Combination Therapy for Steroid Withdrawal in Steroid-Dependent Ulcerative Colitis

Digestion, 01/24/2011

The rate of clinical remission at 6 and 12 months was 31.3% and 37.5%, respectively. Steroid withdrawal was attained in 64.6% and 70.8% of patients at 6 and 12 months, respectively. Endoscopic improvement was detected in 56.3%, and histological improvement was detected in 52.1% at the final observation point for each patient. The triple antibiotic therapy resulted in improvement, remission, and steroid withdrawal in steroid–dependent Ulcerative Colitis patients.

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