In mild disease confined to the rectum, topical mesalamine given by suppository is the preferred therapy. Enemas and foams are less effective because their concentration in the rectum rapidly diminishes. Left-sided colonic disease is best treated with a combination of mesalamine suppository and an oral aminosalicylate. Systemic steroids are indicated when disease fails to respond quickly to aminosalicylates.
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