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Colitis, Lymphocytic

A subtype of MICROSCOPIC COLITIS, characterized by chronic watery DIARRHEA of unknown origin, a normal COLONOSCOPY but abnormal histopathology on BIOPSY. Microscopic examination of biopsy samples taken from the COLON show infiltration of LYMPHOCYTES in the superficial EPITHELIUM and the underlying connective tissue (lamina propria).

Year introduced: 2005

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Tree Number(s): C06.405.205.265.173.750, C06.405.469.158.188.173.750

MeSH Unique ID: D046730

Entry Terms:

  • Lymphocytic Colitis

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