Anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy decreases the risk of initial intestinal surgery after diagnosis of Crohn’s disease of inflammatory type

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Journal of Gastroenterology

Fecha de publicación: 22 september 2018

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00535-018-1511-x

Autores: Nagata, Y., Esaki, M., Moriyama, T. et al.

Background: Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy induces and maintains clinical remission in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). However, the effect of anti-TNF therapy on the natural course of CD remains controversial. We aimed to investigate the effect of anti-TNF therapy on the initial intestinal surgery for CD.

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