Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2008 / Article

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Volume 22 |Article ID 671969 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/671969

Nilesh Chande, "Microscopic Colitis: An Approach to Treatment", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 22, Article ID 671969, 3 pages, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/671969

Microscopic Colitis: An Approach to Treatment

Received24 May 2008
Accepted24 May 2008

Abstract

Microscopic colitis – including collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis – causes chronic watery diarrhea, usually in middle-aged or elderly patients. There is an association with celiac disease and certain medications. Medical treatment includes various antidiarrheal agents, mesalamine, corticosteroids and immunosuppressant drugs. Rarely, patients require surgery for refractory disease. An evidence-based and practical approach to treatment should optimize the treatment response while minimizing potential adverse events.

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