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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(38) And lastly, CC may be confused with lymphocytic colitis in cases for which only rectal biopsies are obtained or when the subepithelial collagen table in CC is patchy and fairly thin.
In vivo histopathology of lymphocytic colitis. Gastrointest Endosc.
(11) In addition to its association with collagenous gastritis and celiac disease, collagenous sprue has been seen in patients with collagenous colitis, lymphocytic colitis, lymphocytic gastritis, and ulcerative jejunitis.
Since then 7 more cases of collagenous gastritis have been reported, either in isolation (2) or in association with collagenous colitis, (3-5) collagenous duodenitis, (6) lymphocytic colitis, (7) and celiac disease.

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