Tag: Microscopic colitis

Collagenous colitis

Lymphocytic and collagenous colitis: CONCLUSION

middle aged and elderly patients

It is suggested that patients refractory to the above therapies should be treated with a short course of oral steroids. Most patients will have a positive response to therapy but the relapse rate is high. Pardi et al reported retrospective analyses of all patients treated at the Mayo clinic for…

Collagenous colitis

Lymphocytic and collagenous colitis: TREATMENT (First-line therapy)

Antidiarrheals: Nonspecific antidiarrheal therapy has been commonly used in the management of MC yet no published prospective or randomized studies were identified. Results of the two largest retrospective studies are included in Table 2. Due to the relative safety of these agents and the possibility of spontaneous remission, many suggest…

Collagenous colitis

Lymphocytic and collagenous colitis: NATURAL HISTORY

natural history of microscopic colitis

The natural history of MC is not clear. The mean duration of symptoms before diagnosis in one study was two months for LC and four months for CC but these figures vary greatly. The clinical course is variable. Generally, symptoms are mild and spontaneous remissions can occur. One group reported…