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Lymphocytic colitis

Lymphocytic colitis: Introduction

Lymphocytic colitis: Inflammation of the colon which is only visible through a microscope. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lymphocytic colitis is available below.

Symptoms of Lymphocytic colitis

Treatments for Lymphocytic colitis

  • Observation - symptoms may resolve spontaneously
  • Dietary manipulation - avoidance of trigger foods such as caffeine. Dietary supplementation if nutritional deficiencies occur
  • Probiotics
  • Cessation and avoidance of drugs that may aggravate the condition such as NSAID's
  • Medication
  • more treatments...»

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Lymphocytic colitis?

Lymphocytic colitis: Related Patient Stories

Lymphocytic colitis: Deaths

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Lymphocytic colitis: Complications

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Causes of Lymphocytic colitis

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Lymphocytic colitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Lymphocytic colitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that...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 variety of ...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 off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also 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" ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal...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...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...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Lymphocytic colitis

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Lymphocytic colitis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Lymphocytic colitis

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Lymphocytic colitis: Animations

Prognosis for Lymphocytic colitis

Prognosis for Lymphocytic colitis: spontaneous remission and good response to treatment

Research about Lymphocytic colitis

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Clinical Trials for Lymphocytic colitis

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Definitions of Lymphocytic colitis:

A condition characterized by chronic watery DIARRHEA of unknown origin, a normal COLONOSCOPY but abnormal histopathology on BIOPSY. This syndrome was first described in 1980 by Read and associates. Subtypes include COLLAGENOUS COLITIS and LYMPHOCYTIC COLITIS. Both have similar clinical symptoms and are distinguishable only by histology. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Lymphocytic colitis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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