Fifty shades of chronic colitis: Non-infectious imposters of inflammatory bowel disease

Christina A. Arnold, Feriyl Bhaijee, Dora Lam-Himlin

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Chronic colitis is a common injury pattern that invokes a wide range of etiologic considerations. Any process that causes chronic mucosal injury can result in this nonspecific injury pattern. Inflammatory bowel disease is among the differential diagnoses, but it should only be rendered in the appropriate setting, after all possible mimics have been reasonably excluded. This review will detail the landscape of non-infectious IBD imposters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-282
Number of pages7
JournalDiagnostic Histopathology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015



  • Chronic colitis
  • Diversion colitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Granulomatous disease sarcoid
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Ischaemia
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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