Correlation between endoscopic severity and the clinical activity index in ulcerative colitis

@article{Seo1998CorrelationBE,
  title={Correlation between endoscopic severity and the clinical activity index in ulcerative colitis},
  author={Mitsuru Seo and Mitsuo Yamaguchi Okada and Kazuhiro Maeda and Kouji Oh},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1998},
  volume={93},
  pages={2124-2129}
}
Objective:The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between a new activity index and the endoscopic severity assessed by sigmoidoscopy in patients with ulcerative colitis.Methods:We evaluated the sigmoidoscopic severity and Activity Index (AI) in 37 patients with distal colitis, 23 with left-sided colitis, and 36 with total colitis, in which the severity was divided into three categories: grade 1 = mildly active, grade 2 = moderately active, and grade 3 = severely active. We… CONTINUE READING