The Montreal classification inflammatory bowel disease: controversies, consensus, and implications

Satsangi, J.; Silverberg, M. S.; Vermeire, S.; Colombel, J.-F.
June 2006
Gut;Jun2006, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p749
Academic Journal
The article addresses the complex issues involved in the clinical definition and classification of inflammatory bowel diseases. Different manifestations of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis have been examined. Specific serotypes or genotypes are said to be more frequently found in early onset Crohn's disease. Further, subclassification system for ulcerative colitis including an assessment of disease extent and severity of an individual relapse of disease are perceived to be of critical importance. It is suggested that the term "indeterminate colitis" should be used in cases where colectomy has been performed and no definitive diagnosis of either Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis could be made.


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