Antibiotic Combination Therapy for Steroid Withdrawal in Steroid-Dependent Ulcerative Colitis
Terao S et al. – 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.