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:

Fecal stream diversion and mucosal cytokine levels in collagenous colitis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Niki Daferera, Ashok Kumar Kumawat, Elisabeth Hultgren-Hörnquist, Simone Ignatova, Magnus Ström, Andreas Münch

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 May;21(19):6065-71.

 

In this case report, we examined the levels of cytokines expressed before and during fecal stream diversion and after intestinal continuity was restored in a patient with collagenous colitis. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman with chronic, active collagenous colitis who either ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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Clinical characteristics and patterns and predictors of response to therapy in collagenous and lymphocytic colitis.
 

Author(s): Dora Colussi, Behzad Salari, Kathleen O Stewart, Gregory Y Lauwers, James R Richter, Andrew T Chan, Luigi Ricciardiello, Hamed Khalili

Journal: Scand. J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 ;50(11):1382-8.

 

Collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC) are chronic inflammatory disorders of the colon. There is a paucity of data on differences in etiology, natural history, and treatment response between CC and LC.

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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Low-dose budesonide for maintenance of clinical remission in collagenous colitis: a randomised, placebo-controlled, 12-month trial.
 

Author(s): Andreas Münch, Johan Bohr, Stephan Miehlke, Cecilia Benoni, Martin Olesen, Åke Öst, Lars Strandberg, Per M Hellström, Erik Hertervig, Peter Armerding, Jiri Stehlik, Greger Lindberg, Jan Björk, Annika Lapidus, Robert Löfberg, Ole Bonderup, Sören Avnström, Martin Rössle, Karin Dilger, Ralph Mueller, Roland Greinwald, Curt Tysk, Magnus Ström,

Journal: Gut. 2016 Jan;65(1):47-56.

 

This 1-year study aimed to assess low-dose budesonide therapy for maintenance of clinical remission in patients with collagenous colitis.

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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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: 3 Jun 2013

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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: 20 Sep 2012

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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: 18 Jun 2012

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Usefulness of Chromoendoscopy in Diagnosing Microscopic Colitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Diarrhoea; Lymphocytic Colitis; Collagenous Colitis

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2015

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