Collagenous Colitis

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Collagenous Colitis

Collagenous colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the colon. It is a form of microscopic colitis, which means that the inflammation is only visible when a biopsy is examined under a microscope; the inflammation cannot be seen or diagnosed from colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. Signs and symptoms may be ongoing or intermittent and may include chronic, watery, non-bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain or cramps. The exact underlying cause is unknown but may relate to a bacteria, a virus, an autoimmune response, and/or a genetic predisposition. Treatment for collagenous colitis varies depending on the symptoms and severity in each individual. In some cases, the condition resolves on its own.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Collagenous Colitis" returned 92 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Proton pump inhibitor induced collagen expression in colonocytes is associated with collagenous colitis.
 

Author(s): Shiori Mori, Yui Kadochi, Yi Luo, Rina Fujiwara-Tani, Yukiko Nishiguchi, Shingo Kishi, Kiyomu Fujii, Hitoshi Ohmori, Hiroki Kuniyasu

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2017 Mar;23(9):1586-1593.

 

To elucidate the role of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in collagenous disease, direct effect of PPI on colonocytes was examined.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical and immunologic effects of faecal microbiota transplantation in a patient with collagenous colitis.
 

Author(s): Sezin Günaltay, Lech Rademacher, Elisabeth Hultgren Hörnquist, Johan Bohr

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2017 Feb;23(7):1319-1324.

 

One to six percent of patients with microscopic colitis are refractory to medical treatment. The effect of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in active collagenous colitis (CC) has, to the best of our knowledge, never been reported before. Here, we report the effect of repeated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Collagenous colitis presenting as spontaneous perforation in an 80 year old woman: Report of a Case.
 

Author(s): Andrew Mitchell, Alexandre Dugas

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Perforation of the colon occurring during or shortly following colonoscopy or barium enema is a rare complication of collagenous colitis (CC). "Spontaneous" perforation in CC, in which no instigating factor is identified, is even less common, with only five cases reported to date. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Collagenous Colitis" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Collagenous colitis in children and adolescents: study of 7 cases and literature review.
 

Author(s): Xiuli Liu, Shu-Yuan Xiao, Thomas P Plesec, Wei Jiang, John R Goldblum, Audrey J Lazenby

Journal: Mod. Pathol.. 2013 Jun;26(6):881-7.

 

The aim of this study is to examine the clinical and pathologic characteristics of collagenous colitis (CC) in children and adolescents. Seven patients (five females and two males, median age: 13 years, ranging from 4 to 16) were included. Four (of 7, 57%) patients presented with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Long-term natural history and complications of collagenous colitis.
 

Author(s): Hugh J Freeman

Journal: Can. J. Gastroenterol.. 2012 Sep;26(9):627-30.

 

Microscopic forms of colitis have been described, including collagenous colitis, a possibly heterogeneous disorder. Collagenous colitis most often appears to have an entirely benign clinical course that usually responds to limited treatment. Sometimes significant extracolonic disorders, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Systematic review: are lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis two subtypes of the same disease - microscopic colitis?
 

Author(s): M A Rasmussen, L K Munck

Journal: Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.. 2012 Jul;36(2):79-90.

 

Despite similar clinical symptoms, collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC) are considered two distinct disease entities.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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