NICE ulcerative colitis guideline

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This summary covers the management of ulcerative colitis, including maintaining remission, in people of all ages.

Diagnosing UC should take into account a wide variety of criteria, including the number of bowel movements per day, the presence of blood in stools, pyrexia, presence of a pulse greater than 90 bpm, anaemia, and 

When it comes to management of ulcerative colitis (UC), the extent of disease severity is a major factor in dictating the type of treatment that should be offered. Current medical management practice is to treat active disease and maintain remission with a review to reduce morbidity and mortality.

Our summary of the latest NICE guideline on Ulcerative colitis: management includes advice on establishing the severity of UC and as well as key points that roles of aminosalicylates (topical and oral) and time-limited courses of corticosteroids in inducing remission in people with mild to modeate UC.

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