Use in high-risk patients for prevention of recurrence or upon recurrence of Crohn's Disease following surgery.
In patients at high risk of recurrence (e.g. more than one resection, or penetrating or fistulising disease), prophylaxis with thiopurine should be considered where appropriate. A biologic may be considered in these high risk patients upon recurrence, or if thiopurine treatment is not tolerated i.e RED colour classification. Note: Routine use of biologic agents to prevent recurrence of CD following surgery is not recommended.
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