Refractory pouchitis: does it reflect underlying Crohn's disease?

@article{Subramani1993RefractoryPD,
  title={Refractory pouchitis: does it reflect underlying Crohn's disease?},
  author={Kandasamy Subramani and Noam H Harpaz and J. A. Toledo Bilotta and Carol A. Bodian and Peter H. Rubin and Henry D. Janowitz and I. M. Gelernt and David B. Sachar},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1539-42}
}
Typical 'pouchitis' is a well recognised complication of ileal pouches in ulcerative colitis. Infrequently, a refractory pouchitis (RP) presents with certain clinical, endoscopic, and pathological features resembling Crohn's disease and is often ascribed to misdiagnosis of the initial colitis. To test that hypothesis and to identify risk factors for RP, this study reviewed cases of presumed ulcerative colitis with ileal pouches constructed at The Mount Sinai Hospital between 1973 and 1986… CONTINUE READING
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