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Rentsch, Markus; McSharry, Cathleen; Kuehn, Florian; Sint, Alena; Ganschow, Petra; Werner, Jens; Schiergens, Tobias (2020): Indication for surgical therapy in ulcerative colitis. In: Coloproctology, Vol. 42, No. 4: pp. 339-344
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Ulcerative colitis (UC) represents a chronic inflammatory bowel disease associated with an increasing incidence worldwide. In Germany, the incidence is approximately 4:100,000;thus roughly 40,000 patients suffer from UC. The clinical picture can differ significantly, and a thorough knowledge of the treatment algorithms is of eminent importance since the prognosis and quality of life of the patients strongly depend on precise medical and surgical regimens.