Collagenous and lymphocytic colitis: a clinical and histopathological review

Can J Gastroenterol. 2000 Dec;14(11):943-7. doi: 10.1155/2000/317573.


Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are newly described colitides that are only diagnosable microscopically; therefore, both are known under the umbrella term 'microscopic colitis'. This is a short review of the clinical findings, and epidemiological and basic observations of these relatively little described colitides belonging to the group of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Colitis / metabolism
  • Colitis / pathology*
  • Collagen / metabolism*
  • Colon / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lymphocytes
  • Risk Factors


  • Collagen