Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 04, 2017
  • Author: Joyann A Kroser, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the pathophysiology of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What causes collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the prevalence of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the prevalence of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the prevalence of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the prognosis of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

DDX

What are the risks of misdiagnosis of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

When is biopsy indicated in the workup of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

How are of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC) treated during pregnancy?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnosis of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis?

Workup

What is the role of blood studies in the workup of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the role of stool samples in the workup of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the role of immunohistochemical studies in the workup of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

What is the role of colonoscopy in the workup of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

Treatment

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

How is of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC) treated?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressant drugs are used in the treatment of Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antispasmodics are used in the treatment of Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis?

Which medications in the drug class Anion exchange resins are used in the treatment of Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antidiarrheal agents are used in the treatment of Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis?