Microscopic colitis

Darrell S. Pardi, Ciarán P. Kelly

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Abstract

Microscopic colitis is a common cause of chronic watery diarrhea, especially among older persons. Diagnosis requires histologic analysis of colon biopsy samples in the appropriate clinical setting. Recent studies have shown an increase in the incidence of microscopic colitis, and several have addressed potential mechanisms. We review recent findings about the clinical features, diagnosis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of microscopic colitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1165
Number of pages11
JournalGastroenterology
Volume140
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Budesonide
  • Celiac Disease
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • pANCA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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