Gastroenterology

Adult endoscopic scores accurately assess pediatric ulcerative colitis

CHICAGO — Two endoscopic scoring indices originally designed for use in adults are reliable for endoscopic assessment in children with ulcerative colitis, according to research presented at NASPGHAN 2019.
Amanda Ricciuto, MD , PhD, of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, said that in the shift to endoscopic remission as a treatment target in UC, the UC Endoscopic Index of Severity (UCEIS) and the Mayo Endoscopic Sub-score (MES) have become valuable tools in assessing adult patients.
“Neither has been formally validated or assessed in pediatrics,” she said during her

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