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Review Article

Microscopic Colitis: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Current Management—An Update 2013

Table 3

Treatment algorithm.

Confirm diagnosis/rule out other disorders
Withdrawal of medications associated with microscopic colitis
Dietary changes (avoid caffeine, lactose)
Trial of loperamide (mild symptoms)
Trial of budesonide (moderate symptoms)
 (a) Induction of remission
 (b) Maintenance of remission

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