collagenous colitis

Collagenous colitis

What is collagenous colitis? Collagenous colitis is an inflammatory condition associated with an increased number of immune cells within tissue lining the inside of the colon. The inflammation and subsequent damage prevent the colon from functioning normally. This condition belongs to a group of related conditions called microscopic colitis. This group includes lymphocytic colitis which …
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Microscopic colitis

What is microscopic colitis? Microscopic colitis is a non-cancerous condition caused by an increased number of immune cells within the mucosa that covers the inside of the colon. ¬†This leads to inflammation and damage which prevents the colon from functioning normally. There are two types of microscopic colitis: lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis. What are …
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