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What is Microscopic collagenous colitis?

What is Microscopic collagenous colitis?

  • Microscopic collagenous colitis: Microscopic collagenous colitis refers to inflammation of the colon that is only visible when the colon's lining is examined under a microscope. The appearance of the inner colon lining in microscopic colitis is normal by visual inspection during colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy.

Microscopic collagenous colitis: Introduction

Types of Microscopic collagenous colitis:

Broader types of Microscopic collagenous colitis:

How serious is Microscopic collagenous colitis?

Prognosis of Microscopic collagenous colitis: The long term prognosis of microscopic collagenous colitis is not clear. In approximately two-thirds of the patients with microscopic colitis, the diarrhea resolves spontaneously after several years. The remaining one-third of the patients experience persistent or intermittent diarrhea for many years

What causes Microscopic collagenous colitis?

Causes of Microscopic collagenous colitis: see causes of Microscopic collagenous colitis

What are the symptoms of Microscopic collagenous colitis?

Symptoms of Microscopic collagenous colitis: see symptoms of Microscopic collagenous colitis

Onset of Microscopic collagenous colitis: Microscopic collagenous colitis most commonly occurs in middle aged to elderly patients and is more common among women than men.

Microscopic collagenous colitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Microscopic collagenous colitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Microscopic collagenous colitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Microscopic collagenous colitis: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Microscopic collagenous colitis.
Treatments for Microscopic collagenous colitis: see treatments for Microscopic collagenous colitis

Name and Aliases of Microscopic collagenous colitis

Main name of condition: Microscopic collagenous colitis

Other names or spellings for Microscopic collagenous colitis:

Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

 

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