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Beclomethasone dipropionate for the treatment of mild-to-moderate Crohn's disease: an open-label, budesonide-controlled, randomized study.

Antonio Tursi, Gian Marco Giorgetti, Giovanni Brandimarte, Walter Elisei, Fabio Aiello

Med Sci Monit 2006; 12(6): PI29-32

ID: 451269

BACKGROUND: Budesonide is a steroid with low systemic effect and high effectiveness in the treatment of Crohn's Disease (CD). Beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) is also a steroid with the same systemic effects, but it has been never investigated in CD. MATERIAL/METHODS: To evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of BDP versus budesonide in treating CD, we enrolled 30 consecutive patients affected by mild-to-moderate non-fistulizing, non-obstructive Crohn's disease (CDAI < or = 250) (13 M and 17 F, mean age: 33.4 years, range: 16-71 years) in whom this diagnosis was made for the first time. The patients were randomly treated for 8 weeks with budesonide 9 mg/day (group A, 15 patients) or with BDP 10 mg/day (group B, 15 patients). RESULTS: Of group A patients, 13/14 (on intention to treat (i-t-t): 86.67%) showed response to budesonide and 10/14 (on i-t-t.: 66.66%) were in remission after 8 weeks of treatment. In group B patients, 10/14 (on i-t-t: 66.66%) showed response to BDP and 8/14 (on i-t-t: 53.33%) were in remission after 8 weeks of treatment (p

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