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Conditions We Treat: Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis

Collagenous and lymphocytic colitis are forms of microscopic colitis that affect the large intestine. The term microscopic colitis is used to describe chronic, watery diarrhea in patients with only microscopic evidence of inflammation.

Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis: What You Need to Know

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  • Collagenous and lymphocytic colitis, forms of microscopic colitis (chronic, watery diarrhea), affect patients in their 50s and 60s.
  • Patients with collagenous and lymphocytic colitis are often misdiagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome. An experienced gastroenterologist will be able to give you the correct diagnosis.
  • A colonoscopy is typically performed to diagnose collagenous and lymphocytic colitis.
  • There are a number of medications available to treat collagenous and lymphocytic colitis.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology for collagenous and lymphocytic colitis?

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