Ulcerative colitis treatment algorithm

Translated title of the contribution: Ulcerative colitis treatment algorithm

Carolina Figueroa*, Jaime Lubascher, Patricio Ibáñez, Rodrigo Quera, Udo Kronberg, Daniela Simian, Lilian Flores

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Abstract

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an immune mediated chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the rectum and colon. Its pathogenesis is multifactorial where genetic aspects, microbiota, immune response and environmental factors are involved. The current goals of treatment are not limited to improve clinical symptoms, but rather to heal the mucosa for a better prognosis and improve quality of life. In this article we propose treatment algorithms and personalized monitoring of UC to achieve these objectives.

Translated title of the contributionUlcerative colitis treatment algorithm
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-579
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Medica Clinica Las Condes
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • fecal calprotectin
  • mucosal healing,
  • ulcerative colitis

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