A 40-year-old member asked:
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If have ulcerate colitis, should I use cyclosporine or inflekcimab or do surgery?

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Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Surgery last resort: Optimal management of uc requires a good coop effort among your primary doctor, gastroenterologist and surgeon. Both immuno suppressant and biological as you mentioned have their roles in dz management. Though surgery can cure uc, it is usually the last option as it has it's own complication and will change your life forever.
Answered on Feb 24, 2020
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Plenty: Remicade (infliximab) has been shown to work in ulcerative colitis as well as crohn's disease. Can induce remission and maintain remission.
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