Article Text

PDF

Topical corticosteroids in ulcerative colitis

Abstract

Since the usefulness of topical corticosteroids in the treatment of ulcerative colitis was first reported1 double-blind trials have confirmed their effectiveness, and they are now widely used.2 For disease localised to the rectum suppositories, and for more extensive disease, retention enemas containing various corticosteroids are available (see table). In severe cases these preparations also valuably supplement systemic corticosteroid therapy, with or without sulphasalazine (Salazopyrin).

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.