ECCO Guidelines on Therapeutics in Ulcerative Colitis: Medical Treatment
ECCO Guidelines on Therapeutics in Ulcerative Colitis: Medical Treatment - European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
Ulcerative colitis [UC] is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] characterised by colonic inflammation extending to a variable extent from the rectum. Care of the patient with UC requires appropriate input from across the multiprofessional team. These guidelines summarise the recommended medical treatment for adults with UC. Other ECCO guidelines consider the approach to UC diagnosis and monitoring,1–3 nursing care,4 management of disease complications,5–7 risk of infection,8 and technical aspects of surgery.9 This document was prepared as part of a process that also led to the publication of a related guideline with recommendations on the surgical care of the patients with UC and on the medical aspects of the management of the patient hospitalised with severe UC.
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