First attack of inflammatory bowel disease and infectious colitis. A clinical, histological and microbiological study with special reference to early diagnosis.

@article{Schumacher1993FirstAO,
  title={First attack of inflammatory bowel disease and infectious colitis. A clinical, histological and microbiological study with special reference to early diagnosis.},
  author={Gary Schumacher},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement},
  year={1993},
  volume={198},
  pages={1-24}
}
  • Gary Schumacher
  • Published 1993 in
    Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology…
To investigate the possibilities of differentiating between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and infectious colitis on clinical, microbiological, laboratory and histological grounds, a prospective study of 105 patients with a first attack of colitis was undertaken. Rectal biopsy was performed on four occasions during 1 year. In 56% of the patients who proved to have IBD, the mode of onset of diarrhoeal symptoms was insidious and in 44% it was more acute, while in 81% of those who proved to have… CONTINUE READING

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