Ulcerative colitis continued

Gastrointestinal: Haemorrhage, toxic megacolon, perforation, colonic carcinoma (in those with extensive disease for > 10 years), gallstones and PSC. Extra-gastrointestinal manifestations (10-20%): Uveitis, renal calculi, arthropathy, sacroiliitis, ankylosing spondylitis, erythema nodosum, pyoderma gangrenosum, osteoporosis (from steroid treatment), amyloidosis.

A relapsing and remitting condition, with normal life expectancy. Poor prognostic factors (ABCDEF): Albumin (<30g/L), Blood PR, CRP raised, Dilated loops of bowel, Eight or more bowel movements per day, Fever (> 38°C in first 24 h).

Fig. 30 Ulcerative colitis: featureless descending colon.

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