Vedolizumab for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (with IBD)?

“The monoclonal antibody vedolizumab may reduce biliary inflammation in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis and comorbid inflammatory bowel disease, according to early, open-label study findings reported at the meeting sponsored by the European Association for the Study of the Liver”  –according to GIHepNews: Biliary inflammation reduced by IBD drug

“Vedolizumab given to 27 patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) resulted in a 50% reduction or normalization of serum alkaline phosphatase levels in 17 cases (63%).”

This was an open-label, proof-of-concept study involving 27 patients aged 25-30 years with PSC and comorbid IBD.

My take: This is interesting but needs a lot more study.

Atlanta Zoo 2016

Atlanta Zoo 2016