WALTER LINCOLN PALMER, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.; JOSEPH B. KIRSNER, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.; HOMER MARSHALL, M.D.
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Bargen1 has very properly emphasized the importance of differentiating the various types of colitis since precise diagnosis is essential for proper treatment. The present discussion is limited to the thrombo-ulcerative form, using Bargen's terminology. The diagnosis need not be reviewed here except to point out the great importance of proctoscopy because the rectum is involved in 95 per cent of the patients. The roentgen evidence is less conclusive because when the process is limited to the rectum and sigmoid, as it frequently is, or when the descending colon is involved to a minimal degree only, the examination is normal. Aside
PALMER WL, KIRSNER JB, MARSHALL H. THERAPEUTIC CONSIDERATIONS IN CHRONIC ULCERATIVE COLITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:627–639. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-627
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):627-639.
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