Infliximab Redosing During Massive GI Bleeding Resulting from Severe Crohn’s Disease
Department of Gastroenterology, Keck School of Medicine of USC, USA
Received Date: October 27, 2022; Published Date: November 18, 2022
In moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease (CD), early introduction of biologics is indicated. However, a standard frequency induction regimen may be insufficient for disease activity control in patients with significant ongoing hematochezia. We present a previously healthy 21-year-old man who was found to have severe-fulminant CD with involvement of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon. Since his disease remained refractory despite an accelerated high-dose infliximab initiation regimen, an infliximab level was checked and returned undetectable. In patients with Crohn’s disease who present with large volume gastrointestinal hemorrhage, it is imperative to proactively assess infliximab levels and aggressively re-dose if needed.