A little further down in the same paper:
"The mucosa of the colon in ulcerative colitis is more prone to healing than in Crohn's disease. Treatment with 5‐aminosalicylic acid used rectally or orally may heal the mucosa in patients who respond to this treatment. Steroids also induce important mucosal healing in ulcerative colitis
probably because ulceration is limited to the mucosa and down regulation of inflammation suffices to heal the mucosa. "
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13