What is the initial therapy for children with ulcerative colitis (UC)?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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The initial therapy for children with mild ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn disease (CD) is usually sulfasalazine, a 5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) drug that is given alone or in combination with topical enemas (eg, corticosteroid or mesalamine) or corticosteroid foam. [24] Adolescents may prefer the foam because of its ease of administration and the reduced sensation of rectal distention and urgency.

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