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Microscopic colitis: Current status, present and future challenges Statements of the European Microscopic Colitis Group
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Endocrinology and Gastroenterology UHL.
University Hospital, Dresden, Germany.
Örebro University Hospital, Sweden and University of Örebro, Sweden .
Regional Hospital Silkeborg, Denmark .
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, ISSN 1873-9946, EISSN 1876-4479, Vol. 6, no 9, 932-945 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Microscopic colitis (MC) is an inflammatory bowel disease presenting with chronic, non-bloody watery diarrhoea and few or no endoscopic abnormalities. The histological examination reveals mainly two subtypes of MC, lymphocytic or collagenous colitis. Despite the fact that the incidence in MC has been rising over the last decades, research has been sparse and our knowledge about MC remains limited. Specialists in the field have initiated the European Microscopic Colitis Group (EMCG) with the primary goal to create awareness on MC. The EMCG is furthermore a forum with the intention to promote clinical and basic research. In this article statements and comments are given that all members of the EMCG have considered being of importance for a better understanding of MC. The paper focuses on the newest updates in epidemiology, symptoms and diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology and highlights some unsolved problems. Moreover, a new treatment algorithm is proposed on the basis of new evidence from well-designed, randomized control trials.

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Elsevier , 2012. Vol. 6, no 9, 932-945 p.
Keyword [en]
Microscopic colitis, Collagenous colitis, Lymphocytic colitis, Budesonide
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85622DOI: 10.1016/j.crohns.2012.05.014ISI: 000309990400009OAI: diva2:572067

Funding Agencies|Tillots Pharma||Falk Pharma||Tillotts Pharma||Ferring||MSD||Astra-Zeneca||Falk Foundation, Germany||MEDA, Sweden||

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