Factors identified which can predict risk in colitis

Clinical measures can predict risks in acute severe colitis

A study in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology found evaluating clinical features in patients with acute severe colitis may help predict the long-term risk of colectomy and steroid dependence. The four measures included in the study were patient response on day seven of hospitalization, steroid use in the first year of diagnosis, longer disease duration before ASC and extra-intestinal manifestations.

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