Collagenous Colitis: Introduction
Collagenous Colitis: A chronic disorder of the digestive system characterized by inflammation and thickening of the large intestine lining.
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causes, and treatments of Collagenous Colitis is available below.
Symptoms of Collagenous Colitis
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Treatments for Collagenous Colitis
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Collagenous Colitis: Deaths
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Collagenous Colitis: Complications
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Causes of Collagenous Colitis
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Disease Topics Related To Collagenous Colitis
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Collagenous Colitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Collagenous Colitis
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed,...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable...read more »
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Collagenous Colitis: Rare Types
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Latest Treatments for Collagenous Colitis
- Sitz baths
- Soap and water after defecating
- Surgical drainage of perirectal abscesses
- Surgical treatment of fisutlas
- Folate supplements
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Collagenous Colitis
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Clinical Trials for Collagenous Colitis
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Definitions of Collagenous Colitis:
A subtype of MICROSCOPIC COLITIS, characterized by chronic watery DIARRHEA of unknown origin, a normal COLONOSCOPY but abnormal histopathology on BIOPSY. Microscopic examination of biopsy samples taken from the COLON show larger-than-normal band of subepithelial COLLAGEN.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Collagenous Colitis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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