Lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis: a review of clinicopathologic features and immunologic abnormalities.

@article{Mahajan2012LymphocyticCA,
  title={Lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis: a review of clinicopathologic features and immunologic abnormalities.},
  author={Dipti Mahajan and John R. Goldblum and S. Xiao and Bo Shen and Xiuli Liu},
  journal={Advances in anatomic pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={28-38}
}
Lymphocytic colitis (LC) and collagenous colitis (CC), 2 histologic forms of microscopic colitis, were recognized as rare disease entities 4 decades ago. An increasing body of evidence accumulated in the past 40 years reveals increasing incidence and prevalence rates, a wide spectrum of clinical presentations, and several histologic variants. Although several recent randomized clinical trials confirmed the efficacy of oral budesonide in treating LC and CC, disease relapse after a short-duration… CONTINUE READING
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