Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) convened a panel of gastroenterologists expert in the area of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that developed this consensus statement based on expert presentations of current scientific knowledge about IBD and through subsequent group discussion. This statement reflects the panel's assessment of medical knowledge available when written. Thus, readers should view this statement in the context of data that will accumulate after its creation. The opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this report are those of the consensus panel members and may or may not reflect the official opinion of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute. The conference upon which this report is based was funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Abbott Laboratories. Abbott Laboratories representatives did not attend the conference, nor did they participate in any way in the development of this report.

Original publication




Journal article



Publication Date





312 - 339


Antibodies, Monoclonal, Biological Factors, Humans, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases