No Microscope Needed: A Macroscopic Presentation of Collagenous Colitis.

Journal Article

Microscopic colitis (MC) is a common cause of chronic secretory diarrhea with variable etiologies, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. As its name implies, the diagnosis requires consistent histopathologic findings that typically accompany normal-appearing mucosa. However, accumulating evidence suggests that the presence of distinct endoscopic features is associated with MC. We present a case of MC that highlights the importance of recognizing these macroscopic findings because they can aid in diagnosis and have significant management implications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Boyd, AL; Leiman, DA; Dufault, DL

Published Date

  • August 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 8

Start / End Page

  • e00657 -

PubMed ID

  • 34476282

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8397286

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2326-3253

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.14309/crj.0000000000000657


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States