Clinical presentation, diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment options for lymphocytic colitis (Review).

@article{ElSalhy2013ClinicalPD,
  title={Clinical presentation, diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment options for lymphocytic colitis (Review).},
  author={Magdy El-Salhy and Doris Gundersen and Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk and Trygve Hausken},
  journal={International journal of molecular medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          263-70
        }
}
Lymphocytic colitis (LC) is characterized by chronic or relapsing non-bloody watery diarrhea and a macroscopically normal colon. However, histopathological examination of colonic biopsy samples reveals an increased intraepithelial infiltration of lymphocytes (≥20/100 enterocytes), and increased inflammatory cells within the lamina propria, but with a normal mucosal architecture. The reported prevalence of LC varies from 14.2 to 45 per 100,000 individuals, while its reported incidence is between… 

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