Infliximab better than steroids for Crohn's TherapyIn a study with 129 patients, initial treatment with infliximab plus azathioprine in patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease leads to more remissions when compared to a standard approach starting with topical or systemic steroid treatment.

Geert D’Haens, M.D., said at the 13th United European Gastroenterology Week, “Steroids are not necessary for treating Crohn’s disease.”

The study was sponsored by Centocor and Schering-Plough.