Multiple organ dysfunction in ulcerative colitis

@article{Caprilli2000MultipleOD,
  title={Multiple organ dysfunction in ulcerative colitis},
  author={Renzo Caprilli and Giovanni Latella and Piero Vernia and Giuseppe Frieri},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={95},
  pages={1258-1262}
}
OBJECTIVE:The mortality rate in severe ulcerative colitis (UC) is commonly attributed to major colonic complications or surgical procedures. Early recognition of the severity of the colitis, intensive medical treatment, and prompt surgery have all contributed to improving its outcome over the past 40 yr. Recently, we have observed some fatal cases of severe UC in which death was related to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). This complication, associated with a very high mortality rate… CONTINUE READING
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