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Microscopic colitis is a recently recognized cause of diarrhoea, predominantly affecting older women, but its response to treatment is poorly documented. This report reviews the response to treatment of 16 patients with microscopic colitis and provides evidence for the use of 5-aminosalicylic acid and corticosteroids.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ital J Gastroenterol

Publication Date

06/1994

Volume

26

Pages

229 - 232

Keywords

Aminosalicylic Acids, Colitis, Colon, Diarrhea, Drug Therapy, Combination, Eosinophils, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Lymphocytes, Male, Mesalamine, Middle Aged, Prednisolone, Rectum, Retrospective Studies, Sulfasalazine, Time Factors