Consensus guidelines for the management of inflammatory bowel disease

Arq Gastroenterol. 2010 Jul-Sep;47(3):313-25. doi: 10.1590/s0004-28032010000300019.


This is the first Brazilian Consensus on inflammatory bowel disease, carried out by the Brazilian Study Group of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and discusses the treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in acute and remission phases. The first part of the text, brings out a review on the main drugs used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as their mechanisms of action and cautions during their use. In the second part, the committee's opinions about the most recommended medical and surgical approaches for both diseases are presented on the basis of disease activity, location and behaviour status. The recommendations here presented were widely discussed in several scientific meetings with active participation of all members of the group and were highly based on scientific evidence covered by the literature.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / therapy*
  • Consensus
  • Crohn Disease / therapy*
  • Humans