lymphocytic colitis


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lymphocytic colitis

Abbreviation: LC
Chronic watery diarrhea of unknown cause, in which the endoscopic and radiological appearance of the bowel wall is normal. Biopsies of the bowel wall reveal excessive numbers of lymphocytes within the intestinal epithelium. LC is equally common in men and women and is usually diagnosed in people aged 40 to 60.
See also: colitis
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Recently it has been recognized that some cases of lymphocytic colitis have less surface damage and more intraepithelial lymphocytes in the deeper crypt epithelium.
The differential diagnosis of lymphocytic colitis is somewhat narrower than that of CC.
Associated gastrointestinal diseases include celiac disease (20%), lymphocytic colitis, collagenous sprue, and lymphocytic gastritis.
We report an additional case of collagenous gastritis associated with lymphocytic gastritis and celiac disease in the absence of collagenous or lymphocytic colitis, and we review the previously published observations of subepithelial collagen deposition in gastric mucosa.

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