Colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease Article Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Crohn Disease
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Interleukin-12
  • Interleukin-23

abstract

  • This article discusses the important role endoscopy plays in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease and how the procedure adds crucial information to the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic findings, and laboratory values. Differentiation between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis has important ramifications for medical therapy, surgical options, and prognosis. This distinction can be accurately made in at least 85% of patients.

publication date

  • July 2002

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1052-5157(02)00007-7

PubMed ID

  • 12486939

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 463

end page

  • 83, viii

volume

  • 12

number

  • 3