The International Organisation for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD) developed an index of Crohn's Disease Activity. It is also called the Oxford Index.
(2) >= 7 bowel movements per day (more than 6) with blood and/or mucus
(3) perianal complications
(4) abdominal mass
(5) emaciation or wasting
(6) body temperature > 38°C
(7) abdominal tenderness
(8) hemoglobin < 10 g/dL
(10) other complications (pyogenic granulosum, arthritis, uveitis, erythema nodosum, etc)
Scoring Each Parameter
total score =
= SUM(points for all 10 parameters)
• minimum score: 0
• maximum score: 10
• The higher the score the greater the disease activity.
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