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Collagenous Colitis

Collagenous Colitis: Introduction

Collagenous Colitis: A chronic disorder of the digestive system characterized by inflammation and thickening of the large intestine lining. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Collagenous Colitis is available below.

Symptoms of Collagenous Colitis

Treatments for Collagenous Colitis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Collagenous Colitis?

Collagenous Colitis: Related Patient Stories

Collagenous Colitis: Deaths

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Collagenous Colitis: Complications

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Causes of Collagenous Colitis

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Disease Topics Related To Collagenous Colitis

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Collagenous Colitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Collagenous 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 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 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 "good" bacteria in the more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it' 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 over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed 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 variety of symptoms 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, more »

Collagenous Colitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Collagenous Colitis

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Collagenous Colitis: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Collagenous Colitis

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Collagenous Colitis

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Collagenous Colitis: Animations

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Clinical Trials for Collagenous Colitis

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Statistics for Collagenous Colitis

Collagenous Colitis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of 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


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