Last updated: Thursday, 17, February, 2011
Diagnosis based on clinical features and findings on colorectal biopsy.
It is important to exclude infective causes of bloody diarrhoea, especially Campylobacter jejuni, Entamoeba histolytica, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and Shigella sp.See Diarrhoea and Inflammatory bowel disease
Faecal calprotectin is useful for monitoring disease progression and response to therapy.
Hepatobiliary disease, especially
|Albumin - plasma, AST, ALT, GGT, ALP.
See Hepatitis - Autoimmune
|See under Cholestasis.|
|CRP to monitor disease activity|
|Albumin - plasma.|
|Electrolytes (potassium - plasma).|
FBC, blood film.
|Heinz body preparation.|
Arthritis - polyarticular