Cooccurrence of collagenous colitis with seronegative spondyloarthropathy: report of a case and literature review.


Journal Article (Review)

Collagenous colitis is an uncommon cause of chronic watery diarrhea, characterized by colonic deposition of collagen. Nonerosive, oligoarticular, peripheral arthritis has previously been noted in about 7% of patients with collagenous colitis. We describe a patient with collagenous colitis who concurrently developed erosive, seronegative spondyloarthropathy affecting peripheral and axial joints. Synovial histology was characterized by a conspicuous inflammatory infiltrate comprised of histiocytes, lymphocytes and plasma cells. Collagenous colitis is suggested to be a systemic autoimmune disorder, with extraintestinal features such as thyroiditis and arthritis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kingsmore, SF; Kingsmore, DB; Hall, BD; Wilson, JA; Gottfried, MR; Allen, NB

Published Date

  • December 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2153 - 2157

PubMed ID

  • 8014948

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8014948

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0315-162X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada