chronic colitis

Basal lymphoplasmacytosis

What does basal lymphoplasmacytosis mean? Pathologists use the term basal lymphoplasmacytosis to describe large groups of specialized lymphocytes and plasma cells in the tissue that lines the inside of the colon. Because large groups of lymphocytes and plasma cells are not normally seen in the colon, basal lymphoplasmacytosis is used to support the diagnosis of …
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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 tissue on the inside of the colon is attacked by cells from the immune system causing inflammation and damage. 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 …
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Chronic active colitis

What is chronic active colitis? Chronic active colitis is a condition where tissue on the inside of the colon is attacked by cells from the immune system causing inflammation and damage. Chronic active colitis is seen in inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. What are the symptoms of chronic active colitis? Inflammation …
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