Items Tagged ‘thiopurines’

August 8th, 2014

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk


Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now been reported to increase the risk of acute myelod leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among IBD patients. These data were recently reported in a […]

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