Table 1

Disease activity in ulcerative colitis, adapted from Truelove and Witts

MildModerate
‘in between mild and severe’
Severe
Bloody stools/day<44 or more if >6 and
Pulse<90 bpm <90 bpm>90 bpm or
Temperature<37.5°C <37.8°C>37.8°C or
Haemoglobin>115 g/L >105 g/L<105 g/L or
ESR<20 mm/h <30 mm/h>30 mm/h or
CRPNormal <30 mg/L>30 mg/L
  • CRP, C reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate.