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Randomised controlled trial of azathioprine and 5-aminosalicylic acid for treatment of steroid dependent ulcerative colitis
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    Adverse events in clinical trials with azathioprine for prevention of postoperative recurrence
    • Hans Herfarth, MD
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      • Christine Tjaden, Milan Lukas, Florian Obermeier, Karin Dilger, Ralph Müller, Jürgen Schölmerich

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the study by Ardizzone et al. (1) and the excellent review of Sands (2) commenting on the efficacy and side effects of azathioprine (AZA) in the therapy of ulcerative colitis. Ardiazonne et al. (1) observed in their investigator blinded study, which included patients with steroid dependent ulcerative colitis, more mild to moderate adverse events (AE) in azathioprine than i...

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