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Combination therapy, the association of an anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) to an immunosuppressant, is recognized as the most effective treatment during Crohn's disease (CD). Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the superiority of combination therapy over monotherapy, the additive effect of two effective drugs or the prevention of anti-TNF immunogenicity. As the best combination therapy is unknown, both azathioprine (AZA) and methotrexate (MTX) are used. Some retrospective studies suggest a higher effectiveness of AZA. MTX may have an advantage in terms of safety. The investigators hypothesize that AZA is more effective than MTX as combination therapy with adalimumab to improve short-term endoscopic, clinical and pharmacological outcomes in CD patients.

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NCT number NCT05040464
Study type Interventional
Source Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens
Contact Mathurin Fumery, Pr
Phone 03 22 08 88 51
Email [email protected]
Status Recruiting
Phase Phase 3
Start date August 26, 2021
Completion date March 2024

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