What is the role of infliximab in the treatment Crohn disease fistula?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Infliximab is also indicated for the treatment of fistulizing Crohn disease. For this indication, the fistula responds (closes) in 68% of patients treated with infliximab, although 12% may develop an abscess. The response can be maintained by continuing regular dosing (ie, every 8 weeks) after the induction dose.


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