Relapse Common in IBD Patients Who Stop Anti-TNF Therapy, But Can Take Years, Study Finds

Relapse Common in IBD Patients Who Stop Anti-TNF Therapy, But Can Take Years, Study Finds
Nearly half of the more than 1,000 people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in clinical remission had a relapse some three years after stopping anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment — and more than half relapsed at five years, a retrospective study reported. But a “top-down” treatment approach seemed to reduce relapse risk, and the long remission period seen led the researchers to

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