Management of acute severe ulcerative colitis (NICE CG 166).

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Management of acute severe ulcerative colitis (NICE CG 166).

Clin Med. 2015 Oct 5;15(5):473-6

Authors: Macken L, Blaker PA

Ulcerative colitis (UC) presents as an acute severe flare in 10-15% of new cases and it occurs in 15% of patients with established disease. Acute severe UC can lead to significant morbidity and mortality in predominantly younger patients without other comorbidities. Inpatient hospital admission and a multidisciplinary approach are vital in appropriate and timely management. Important but simple aspects in the initial work-up and treatment of such patients are frequently overlooked during the acute medical take. An overview of the general and more specialist management of this important presentation are discussed herein.

PMID: 26430189 [PubMed - in process]

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