The natural history of ulcerative proctitis: a multicenter, retrospective study

@article{Meucci2000TheNH,
  title={The natural history of ulcerative proctitis: a multicenter, retrospective study},
  author={Gianmichele Meucci and Maurizio Vecchi and Marco Astegiano and Luigi Beretta and Pietro Cesari and Paolo Dizioli and Luca Ferraris and Maria Rita Panelli and Alberto Prada and Raffaello Sostegni and Roberto de Franchis},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={95},
  pages={469-473}
}
OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and the long term evolution of patients with a well defined initial diagnosis of ulcerative proctitis.METHODS:Patients with an original diagnosis of ulcerative proctitis who had been seen at any of 13 institutions from 1989 to 1994 were identified. Data on disease onset and subsequent evolution were recorded. In addition, 575 patients with more extensive disease, treated in the same centers, were used as controls.RESULTS:A… CONTINUE READING

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