The pattern and outcome of acute severe colitis.

@article{Dinesen2010ThePA,
  title={The pattern and outcome of acute severe colitis.},
  author={Lotte C Dinesen and Alissa J. Walsh and Marijana Nedeljkovic Protic and Graham A Heap and Fraser Cummings and Bryan F. Warren and Bruce George and N. J. M. C. Mortensen and Simon P L Travis},
  journal={Journal of Crohn's & colitis},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={431-7}
}
BACKGROUND The prognosis of acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASC) influences therapeutic decisions, but data on prevalence or long-term outcome are few. METHODS A systematic review of all patients with UC diagnosed in Oxford was performed to assess the prevalence of ASC defined by Truelove and Witts' (TW) criteria and determine whether outcome is related to disease activity on admission, likelihood of recurrence and long-term prognosis. RESULTS 750 patients (median follow up 12.7 yr, range… CONTINUE READING

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