IBD relapse rates high when patients quit anti-TNF medication

Study shows IBD relapse rates are high when patients quit their anti-TNF medication

Almost half of inflammatory bowel disease patients who stop anti-TNF drugs when they achieve remission have a relapse, researchers reported in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Researcher Dr. Maria Jose Casanova of Hospital Universitario de la Princesa in Madrid, said the study shows that although some patients may be able to stop anti-TNF therapy, it cannot be universally recommended.

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