Ulcerative Colitis in Children Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Judith R Kelsen, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the prevalence of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the prognosis ulcerative colitis (UC) complicated by toxic megacolon?

What is the prognosis of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the prognosis ulcerative colitis (UC) complicated by malignancy?

What is the prognosis of ulcerative colitis (UC) with extraintestinal manifestations?

What is included in patient education about ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

Which physical findings are characteristic of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

How is Crohn disease differentiated from ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What are the differential diagnoses for Ulcerative Colitis in Children?

Workup

How is ulcerative colitis (UC) in children diagnosed?

What is the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of colonoscopy in the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of serologic markers in the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of a CBC count in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of a comprehensive metabolic panel in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of stool assays in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of imaging in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of abdominal radiology in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of a barium enema study in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of an upper GI series in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of nuclear imaging in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of video capsule endoscopy in the workup of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

Treatment

How is ulcerative colitis (UC) in children treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to children with ulcerative colitis (UC)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

How is mild ulcerative colitis (UC) in children treated?

What is the role of 5-aminosalicylic acid in the treatment of mild ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of probiotics in the treatment of mild ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

How is moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC) in children treated?

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of immunomodulatory agents in the treatment of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

How is fulminant ulcerative colitis (UC) in children treated?

What is the role of cyclosporine in the treatment of fulminant ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of tacrolimus in the treatment of fulminant ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of infliximab in the treatment of fulminant ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class TNF Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis in Children?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis in Children?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive Agents are used in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis in Children?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory Agents are used in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis in Children?