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Journal of Crohn's and Colitis: 9 (9)


Laurence J. Egan, Ireland

Associate Editors

Maria T. Abreu, USAShomron Ben-Horin, IsraelSilvio Danese, ItalyPeter Lakatos, HungaryMiles Parkes, UKGijs van den Brink, NLSéverine Vermeire, Belgium


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Tremor as dose dependent side-effect of azathioprine in remission patient with ileal Crohn's disease

Fatih Karaahmet, Hakan Akinci, Rasit Ayte, Mevlut Hamamci, Yusuf Coskun, Ilhami Yuksel
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crohns.2013.04.010 e404 First published online: 1 October 2013

Dear Sir,

A 48-year-old woman presented with tremor. The patient had a history of Crohn's disease of both the ileum and she had been on corticosteroid and azathioprine (AZA) treatment for 2 months. She had no history of other medications, herbal or alcohol. Two weeks ago steroid therapy was stopped by dose reduction due to exogenous Cushing syndrome and AZA 100 mg doses increased to 150 mg twice a day for optimal treatment doses (2 kg/mg/day). Involuntary, rhythmic …

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