chronic colitis

Basal lymphoplasmacytosis

What does basal lymphoplasmacytosis mean? In pathology, the term basal lymphoplasmacytosis is used to describe large groups of immune cells called lymphocytes and plasma cells within the layer of tissue that covers the inside of the colon. Because large groups of lymphocytes and plasma cells are not normally seen in the colon, basal lymphoplasmacytosis is …
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Crohn’s disease

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is caused by long-term or chronic inflammation that damages the digestive tract and prevents it from working normally. The symptoms of Crohn’s disease include diarrhea, fever, weight loss, bloating, and bloody stools. To learn more about your pathology report for …
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Ulcerative colitis

What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is caused by chronic inflammation (long standing) that damages the colon and prevents it from working normally. The symptoms of this disease include diarrhea, fever, weight loss, bloating, and bloody stools. Pathologists normally describe the features seen in ulcerative colitis …
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Chronic colitis

What is chronic colitis? Chronic colitis is a condition where immune cells attack and damage the tissue that covers the inside of the colon. Chronic colitis is seen in inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. What are the symptoms of chronic colitis? Inflammation in the colon damages the cells that cover the …
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Chronic active colitis

What is chronic active colitis? Chronic active colitis is a condition where immune cells attack and damage cells on the inside of the colon. It is a pattern of injury that can be seen in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. What are the symptoms of chronic active colitis? Inflammation in …
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