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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 1999 December;45(4):287-96

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Topical treatment of ulcerative colitis. Double-bling study between beclomethasone dipropionate and mesalazine

Franzè A., Galeazzi R., Marcucci F., Biraghi M.


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Topical treatment of ulcerative colitis. Doubleblind study between beclomethasone dipropionate and mesalazine.
Fifty-nine patients with ulcerative colitis localised in the rectum, sigmoid and colon entered the trial. Thirty were treated with BDP and twenty-nine with 5-Aminosalicylic (enemas and suppositories) for 8 weeks, in a doubleblind, controlled study. Clinical, endoscopic and histological assessment was carried out before and after 4 and 8 weeks of treatment. It is concluded that BDP is a new important treatment for mild and moderate activity ulcerative colitis.

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