Severe ulcerative colitis: prospective study of parameters determining outcome.

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BACKGROUND One-third of patients with exacerbations of ulcerative colitis (UC) require colectomy and 1% die. Although several studies have reported parameters associated with failure of medical treatment, studies using multivariate analysis of various predictors are scanty. METHODS Demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters within 48 h of admission… (More)

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