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What is Collagenous Colitis?

What is Collagenous Colitis?

  • Collagenous Colitis: A chronic disorder of the digestive system characterized by inflammation and thickening of the large intestine lining.
  • Collagenous Colitis: A subtype of MICROSCOPIC COLITIS, characterized by chronic watery DIARRHEA of unknown origin, a normal COLONOSCOPY but abnormal histopathology on BIOPSY. Microscopic examination of biopsy samples taken from the COLON show larger-than-normal band of subepithelial COLLAGEN.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Collagenous Colitis: Introduction

Types of Collagenous Colitis:

Broader types of Collagenous Colitis:

How serious is Collagenous Colitis?

Complications of Collagenous Colitis: see complications of Collagenous Colitis

What causes Collagenous Colitis?

Causes of Collagenous Colitis: see causes of Collagenous Colitis

What are the symptoms of Collagenous Colitis?

Symptoms of Collagenous Colitis: see symptoms of Collagenous Colitis

Complications of Collagenous Colitis: see complications of Collagenous Colitis

Can anyone else get Collagenous Colitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Collagenous Colitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Collagenous Colitis

Collagenous Colitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Collagenous Colitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Collagenous Colitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Collagenous Colitis: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Collagenous Colitis.
Treatments for Collagenous Colitis: see treatments for Collagenous Colitis
Research for Collagenous Colitis: see research for Collagenous Colitis

Name and Aliases of Collagenous Colitis

Main name of condition: Collagenous Colitis

Other names or spellings for Collagenous Colitis:

Collagenous Colitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Collagenous Colitis:


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