The study was completed with MRE , showing involvement of the distal 30 cm of the ileum with wall thickening, stricture and inflammatory enhancement, evidencing moderate-severe activity.
Due to of the presence of aggressivity factors at diagnosis, initial therapy consisted of combination corticosteroids and azathioprine, with an adequate initial response. On starting to reduce the corticosteroid dosage, early clinical recurrence was observed. Induction therapy with infliximab associated to azathioprine was thus decided, followed by rapid symptoms resolution and the recovery of normal daily life activities. One year later the patient remains in clinical remission.
After treatment, MRE controls were made at 6 and 12 months, showing gradual remission of the inflammatory activity.