Pathologic features of early inflammatory bowel disease

Sydney D. Finkelstein, Eizaburo Sasatomi, Miguel Regueiro

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Often the pathologic changes of IBD are subtle and may not be present in a proportion of biopsy specimens. In cases of early disease, the changes may be missed, and additional specimens should be taken after a period of time. Modifying factors, such as prebiopsy treatment and coexisting disease, should be considered. A forum to review cases and allow for communication between gastroenterologists and pathologists is especially useful for clinico- pathologic correlation and assignment of a working diagnosis to each case. Careful attention to the pathologic features of early UC and CD would be most useful when evaluating new therapies for IBD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-145
Number of pages13
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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