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What is Microscopic lymphocytic colitis?

What is Microscopic lymphocytic colitis?

  • Microscopic lymphocytic colitis: Microscopic lymphocytic 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 lymphocytic colitis: Introduction

Types of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis:

Broader types of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis:

How serious is Microscopic lymphocytic colitis?

Prognosis of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis: The long term prognosis (course) of microscopic 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 lymphocytic colitis?

Causes of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis: see causes of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

What are the symptoms of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis?

Symptoms of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis: see symptoms of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

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

Can anyone else get Microscopic lymphocytic colitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

Microscopic lymphocytic colitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Microscopic lymphocytic colitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Microscopic lymphocytic colitis.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

Main name of condition: Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

Other names or spellings for Microscopic lymphocytic colitis:

Collagenous colitis

 

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