The natural history of corticosteroid therapy for ulcerative colitis in children.

  title={The natural history of corticosteroid therapy for ulcerative colitis in children.},
  author={Jeffrey S. Hyams and James F Markowitz and Trudy J Lerer and Anne Marie Griffiths and D. Russell Mack and Athos Bousvaros and Anthony R Otley and Jonathan S. Evans and Mariann Pfefferkorn and Joel R. Rosh and Robert J. Rothbaum and Subra Kugathasan and Adam G. Mezoff and Robert Wyllie and Vasundhara Tolia and J Fernando delRosario and Mary Susan Moyer and Maria M Oliva-Hemker and Neal S LeLeiko},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  volume={4 9},
BACKGROUND & AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the clinical outcome after corticosteroid therapy in children who are newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS Data were gathered prospectively from the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Research Group Registry database between January 2002 and March 2005. All children who were newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease younger than the age of 16 years were managed according to the dictates of their… CONTINUE READING


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