Prediction of disease course in inflammatory bowel diseases

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Clinical presentation at diagnosis and disease course of both Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis are heterogeneous and variable over time. Since most patients have a relapsing course and most CD patients develop complications (e.g. stricture and/or perforation), much emphasis has been placed in the recent years on the determination of important predictive factors. The identification of these factors may eventually lead to a more personalized, tailored therapy. In this TOPIC HIGHLIGHT series, we provide an update on the available literature regarding important clinical, endoscopic, fecal, serological/routine laboratory and genetic factors. Our aim is to assist clinicians in the everyday practical decision-making when choosing the treatment strategy for their patients suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2589-2590
Number of pages2
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 2010


  • Clinical
  • Crohn's disease
  • Disease course
  • Genetics
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Predictive markers
  • Serology
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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