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Sulphasalazine in ulcerative colitis

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Sulphasalazine (Salazopyrin - Pharmacia), a diazo compound of sulphapyridine and 5-amino-salicylic acid, has been used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis since 1941.1 Many reports claim that it can induce remissions in a significant proportion of attacks,2–7 and can prevent relapses.2 8

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