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What is Microscopic ulcerative colitis?

What is Microscopic ulcerative colitis?

  • Microscopic ulcerative colitis: Microscopic ulcerative 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 ulcerative colitis: Introduction

Types of Microscopic ulcerative colitis:

Broader types of Microscopic ulcerative colitis:

How serious is Microscopic ulcerative colitis?

Prognosis of Microscopic ulcerative colitis: Anti-diarrhea agents such as Imodium or Lomotil Bismuth subsalicylate such as Pepto-Bismol 5-ASA Avoid NSAIDs

What causes Microscopic ulcerative colitis?

Causes of Microscopic ulcerative colitis: see causes of Microscopic ulcerative colitis

What are the symptoms of Microscopic ulcerative colitis?

Symptoms of Microscopic ulcerative colitis: see symptoms of Microscopic ulcerative colitis

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

Microscopic ulcerative colitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Microscopic ulcerative colitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Microscopic ulcerative colitis.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Microscopic ulcerative colitis

Main name of condition: Microscopic ulcerative colitis

Other names or spellings for Microscopic ulcerative colitis:

Lymphocytic colitis, Collagenous colitis

 

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