When is hospitalization indicated in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC)?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Patients with moderate and severe disease (eg, fever, bloody stools, severe abdominal pains, anemia, or hypoalbuminemia) require supportive treatment, often with IV hydration. Hospitalization is often indicated for management of acute disease with corticosteroids or immunosuppressive agents. [22]


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