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Monitoring Thiopurine Efficacy Without Levels

Is It a Good Idea?

Bousvaros, Athos

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: July 2019 - Volume 69 - Issue 1 - p 1–2
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002370
Invited Commentary

IBD Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH, Associate Director, IBD Center, Boston Children's Hospital, G1 Division, Hunnewell Ground Floor, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 (e-mail:

Received 11 February, 2019

Accepted 3 April, 2019

Disclosures: In 2018, Dr Bousvaros received research support from Prometheus, Janssen, Abbvie, Takeda, and Buhlmann. He has consulted for Shire, Takeda, Best Doctors, Alivio, and Eli Lilly.

The author reports no conflict of interest.

© 2019 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,