Primary ileal villous atrophy is often associated with microscopic colitis.

  title={Primary ileal villous atrophy is often associated with microscopic colitis.},
  author={Philippe Marteau and Anne Lavergne-Slove and Marc L{\'e}mann and Yoram Bouhnik and Philippe Bertheau and Hakim B{\'e}cheur and Annie Galian and J. C. Rambaud},
  volume={41 4},
Three cases of apparent primary villous atrophy of the terminal ileum in women with chronic diarrhoea are reported. Eight cases have previously been reported in the literature. Clinical characteristics are the presence of severe chronic secretory diarrhoea with episodes of hypokalaemia combined with signs of ileal malabsorption and/or efficacy of cholestyramine. Diagnosis is based on ileoscopy and histology. An association with microscopic colitis was present in the three patients and in four… CONTINUE READING
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