Premedication as primary prophylaxis does not influence the risk of acute infliximab infusion reactions in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis.


Gastroenterology, Amiens University Hospital, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, France. Electronic address: [Email]


Up to 25% of patients treated with infliximab experience hypersensitivity reactions. Prophylactic premedication prior to infliximab infusion, comprising corticosteroids and/or antihistamines, is widely used in clinical practice but its efficacy has recently been called into question due to the lack of pathophysiological rationale and validation by controlled trials.


IMIDs,Inflammatory bowel disease premedications,Infliximab,

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