Non-IBD colitides (eosinophilic, microscopic)

Eugene F. Yen, Darrell S. Pardi

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Abstract

Microscopic colitis includes the terms lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis, and is a common cause of chronic diarrhoea in older adults. The incidence of microscopic colitis has increased over time and has reached levels comparable to other forms of inflammatory bowel disease. In this chapter, an updated review on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of microscopic colitis has been provided. There is limited data available about eosinophilic colitis, which is the least common of the eosinophilic GI disorders. It is important to rule out the secondary causes of colonic eosinophilia in patients with suspected eosinophilic colitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-622
Number of pages12
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Collagenous colitis
  • Eosinophilic colitis
  • Lymphocytic colitis
  • Microscopic colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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