Acute Refractory Inflammatory Bowel disease and Cyclosporin

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Noor ul Iman
G. J. Burke


During the period May 1995 to March, 1997, we treated 08 patients (03 female, 05 male: 06 with crohn's disease and 02 with ulcerative colitis) with sever inflammatory bowel disease as per truelove and witt's criteria with Cyclosporin as a measure to avoid surgery after failure of conventional therapy, i.e. intravenous steroids, 5 - aminosalicylate and elemetnal diet supplemented with parenteral nutrition. six patients responded completely while two patients showed partial response and had to have proctoclectomy within three months. 

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Iman N ul, Burke GJ. Acute Refractory Inflammatory Bowel disease and Cyclosporin. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 22 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];16(1). Available from:
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