Successful treatment of atypical sprue in an infant with cyclosporine

Elizabeth F. Bernstein, Peter F. Whitington*

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Abstract

Cyclosporine was used to treat a child with severe, atypical sprue that was unresponsive to diet, parenteral nutrition, and corticosteroids. Therapy with cyclosporine resulted in a prompt clinical, functional, and histologic recovery. Remission was maintained for 1 yr until the drug was discontinued, when there was a histologic relapse that responded to reinstituting drug therapy. Cyclosporine may provide effective therapy for patients with similar disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalGastroenterology
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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