Lymphocytic colitis: Introduction
Lymphocytic colitis: Inflammation of the colon which is only visible through a microscope.
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causes, and treatments of Lymphocytic colitis is available below.
Symptoms of Lymphocytic colitis
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Treatments for Lymphocytic colitis
- Observation - symptoms may resolve spontaneously
- Dietary manipulation - avoidance of trigger foods such as caffeine. Dietary supplementation if nutritional deficiencies occur
- Cessation and avoidance of drugs that may aggravate the condition such as NSAID's
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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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
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Lymphocytic 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 variety of "good"...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 the ...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's ...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...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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Lymphocytic colitis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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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
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Prognosis for Lymphocytic colitis
Prognosis for Lymphocytic colitis:
spontaneous remission and good response to treatment
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Research about Lymphocytic colitis
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Clinical Trials for Lymphocytic colitis
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Lymphocytic colitis include:
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Statistics for Lymphocytic colitis
Lymphocytic colitis: Broader Related Topics
Types of 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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