Medication Seen to Help Prevent Post-Surgery Relapse in Crohn’s Patients Who Smoke

Medication Seen to Help Prevent Post-Surgery Relapse in Crohn’s Patients Who Smoke
Smoking long has been associated with an increased relapse risk for patients with Crohn’s disease. But results of a new trial indicate that the immunosupressive medication mercaptopurine (Purinethol)  has a greater effect on patients who continue to smoke after having intestinal resection surgery. The benefit of the drug in preventing relapses was negligible in nonsmokers, who probably

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