3. Assessment

The assessment of disease activity and extent including complications

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3.1.  Understands the appropriate investigations for assessing disease activity and extent including:

  • Inflammatory markers in blood and stool 
  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy / capsule endoscopy / enteroscopy 
  • Imaging techniques, including: CT, MRI, barium imaging and ultrasound

3.2.  Phenotypic classification of CD and UC

3.3.  Understands the circumstances in which disease activity and extent should be reassessed

3.4.  Knowledge of complications and appropriate action in terms of investigation and management

Assessment of Severity

J van der Woude

IBD Blue Book


Topic 3.1; 3.2Introduction