Azathioprine

Azathioprine is a prodrug that belongs to the immunosuppressant drug group and is used in autoimmune disorders like systemic lupus erythematosus, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, pemphigus, Behcet's disease, myasthenia gravis, and in organ transplant patients to prevent graft rejection. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, bone marrow suppression, acute pancreatitis, and increased cancer risk. Therefore, it is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women.

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What does stress have to do with Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Crohn's disease. Two years back, I was fine. I had gone through extreme stress early that year and after that, I had a flare-up. I lost 9 kg in a month. Then, the doctors detected ulcers in my ileum I was diagnosed with Crohn's. I was out of work for 14 months. Assuming that it...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a very good treatment response to Adalimumab. You are on top-down therapy. Usually, flares are due to non-compliance with medications, secondary infections or malignant transformation. Usually, stress does not cause flare-ups. You may be switched back to Pent...  Read Full »

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