Clinico-pathological features of collagenous colitis: Case report and literature review

S. Coverlizza, A. Ferrari, F. Scevola, C. Gemme, M. Cavallero, M. Spandre, M. Risio, F. P. Rossini

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Abstract

Collagenous colitis is a newly identified condition, with clinical features of chronic watery diarrhea and abdominal pain. Histologically the main characteristic is the presence of a thick collagen band below the surface epithelium. Collagenous colitis occurs in adults, especially women. Endoscopy, reveals no particular changes in the intestinal mucosa. Symptoms may persist for years with periods of remission and recurring acute attacks. The cause of this condition is still unknown, and because of no real knowledge only symptoms can be treated, usually with little success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1098-1103
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume81
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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