Ulcerative Colitis: The Complete Guide to Medical Management

Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Chapter 26: Medical Management of Severe Ulcerative Colitis (continued)

Niraj Jani, MD; Miguel Regueiro, MD

The majority of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are managed with oral or topical 5-aminosalicylates and corticosteroids and do not require hospitalization. Patients who have extensive mucosal inflammation on colonoscopy and persistent symptoms of diarrhea and bleeding