Use of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs in inflammatory bowel disease: Clinical practice guidelines of the Italian Group for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Paolo Gionchetti, Fernando Rizzello, Vito Annese, Alessandro Armuzzi, Livia Biancone, Fabiana Castiglione, Michele Comberlato, Mario Cottone, Silvio Danese, Marco Daperno, Renata D'Incà, Walter Fries, Anna Kohn, Ambrogio Orlando, Claudio Papi, Maurizio Vecchi, Sandro Ardizzone, Italian Group for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IG-IBD)

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Abstract

The two main forms of intestinal bowel disease, namely ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, are not curable but can be controlled by various medical therapies. The Italian Group for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IG-IBD) has prepared clinical practice guidelines to help physicians prescribe corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs for these patients. The guidelines consider therapies that induce remission in patients with active disease as well as treatment regimens that maintain remission. These guidelines complement already existing guidelines from IG-IBD on the use of biological drugs in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-617
Number of pages14
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • Corticosteroids
  • Crohn's disease
  • Guidelines
  • IBD
  • Immunosuppressors
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Gionchetti, P., Rizzello, F., Annese, V., Armuzzi, A., Biancone, L., Castiglione, F., Comberlato, M., Cottone, M., Danese, S., Daperno, M., D'Incà, R., Fries, W., Kohn, A., Orlando, A., Papi, C., Vecchi, M., Ardizzone, S., & Italian Group for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IG-IBD) (2017). Use of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs in inflammatory bowel disease: Clinical practice guidelines of the Italian Group for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Digestive and Liver Disease, 49(6), 604-617. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2017.01.161