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Thiopurines less tolerable in women over 40 with Crohn's disease

July 30, 2015

Adverse events leading to cessation of thiopurine treatment was more common in women over the age of 40 vs. other patients with Crohn’s disease, according to recent findings published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

Thiopurines are commonly used as first line immunosuppressive therapy in subjects with moderate-severe [Crohn’s disease] but adverse events are a common occurrence leading to discontinuation of therapy in one in three patients,” Gordon W. Moran, MD, PhD, from the biomedical research unit at Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre, University of Nottingham, told Healio Gastroenterology.

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