microscopic colitis

Collagenous colitis

What is collagenous colitis? Collagenous colitis is a non-cancerous condition caused by an increased number of immune cells within tissue lining the inside of the colon. This leads to inflammation and damage which prevents the colon from functioning normally. Collagenous colitis belongs to a group of related conditions called microscopic colitis. This group includes lymphocytic …
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Lymphocytic colitis

What is lymphocytic colitis? Lymphocytic colitis is a non-cancerous condition caused by an increased number of immune cells within the mucosa that covers the inside surface of the colon.  This leads to inflammation and damage which prevents the colon from functioning normally. What are the symptoms of lymphocytic colitis? People with lymphocytic colitis can develop …
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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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