The epidemiology of microscopic colitis in Olmsted County from 2002 to 2010: a population-based study.

@article{Gentile2014TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of microscopic colitis in Olmsted County from 2002 to 2010: a population-based study.},
  author={Nicole M. Gentile and Sahil Khanna and Edward Vincent Loftus and Thomas C. Smyrk and William J. Tremaine and William Scott Harmsen and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Patricia P. Kammer and D S Pardi},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={838-42}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The increasing incidence of microscopic colitis has been partly attributed to detection bias. We aimed to ascertain recent incidence trends and the overall prevalence of microscopic colitis in a population-based study. METHODS Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, we identified residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, who were diagnosed with collagenous colitis or lymphocytic colitis from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2010, based on biopsy results and… CONTINUE READING