Current medical therapy for chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Jun;87(3):697-725. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2007.03.014.


Chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) include Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and colonic IBD type unclassified (IBDU). This article focuses upon current medical therapies for adult CD and UC, and is organized according to therapy for the corresponding disease type, stage, and severity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Gastrointestinal Agents / adverse effects
  • Gastrointestinal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / physiopathology
  • Remission Induction


  • Gastrointestinal Agents