Does he have a fever? How high? How high is his CRP? How severe and extensive does his UC appear to be?
Sara is right - normally with a hospitalized UC patient, first check for infections (c.diff, CMV, others). IV steroids are started. If, after 3-5 days, there is not a good response to the steroids, then perhaps double check for infections. If that's all clear, then start a biologic (remicade) or cyclosporine.
Imuran will take way too long to kick in, if it does at all. And Asacol and mesalamine or steroid enemas aren't strong enough for treating UC that has a person in the hospital.
Post Edited (beave) : 9/27/2019 5:38:24 PM (GMT-6)