Collagenous colitis and rheumatoid arthritis with response to sulfasalazine. A case report and review of the literature

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1987 Aug;9(4):456-60. doi: 10.1097/00004836-198708000-00020.


Collagenous colitis has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis in only a few cases. We describe a 76-year-old man with chronic rheumatoid arthritis whose diarrhea and abdominal pain came from collagenous colitis. He had a good clinical response to sulfasalazine. We review the clinical and histopathological features of collagenous colitis, together with the different therapeutic approaches.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / drug therapy
  • Colitis / complications*
  • Colitis / drug therapy
  • Colitis / pathology
  • Collagen Diseases / complications*
  • Collagen Diseases / drug therapy
  • Collagen Diseases / pathology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sulfasalazine / therapeutic use*


  • Sulfasalazine