When should patients be weaned off of corticosteroid therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The consensus regarding treatment with these agents is that they should be tapered once remission has been induced. (see Surgical Intervention, below, for information on Tapering corticosteroids in the postoperative setting). Corticosteroids do not have a role in maintaining remission.


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