IBD: Who Can Go Home? Who Should Be Admitted?
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are susceptible to numerous disease entities which may bring them into the acute care setting. Both disease flares and potential surgical complications of IBD may occur and dictate the patient’s disposition. Patients with signs of severe disease flare, systemic inflammation, and/or potential surgical abdomen require admission and appropriate consultation. Those who are well appearing, have a benign physical exam, and are tolerating oral intake are generally safe for discharge with specialist follow-up.
KeywordsInflammatory bowel disease Ulcerative colitis Crohn’s disease Discharge Disposition Admission
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