Ulcerative Colitis: Prolonged Remission Following Azathioprine-Induced Pancytopenia


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Abstract

The patient reported here has had prolonged remission following a chronic relapsing course of ulcerative colitis requiring frequent use of systemic steroids. All inflammatory bowel disease symptoms resolved after treatment with azathioprine, which was associated with the development of pancytopenia. The patient remains in clinical, sigmoidoscopic, and histological remission 56 months after receiving azathioprine.

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