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.
Ticlopidine-induced lymphocytic colitis [in French].
Associated gastrointestinal diseases include celiac disease (20%), lymphocytic colitis, collagenous sprue, and lymphocytic gastritis.
In 3 of the 7 cases in which tissue was available from the large intestine, collagenous colitis or lymphocytic colitis was found.

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