What are the risk factors for pouchitis following IPAA to treat ulcerative colitis (UC)?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: E Stanton Adkins, III, MD; Chief Editor: Harsh Grewal, MD, FACS, FAAP  more...
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Pouchitis may occur in 14-59% of UC patients who undergo IPAA. Reported risk factors for its development include the following [20] :

  • Extraintestinal manifestations
  • PSC
  • Nonsmoking
  • Postoperative use nof nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

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