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Microscopic colitis is a recently recognized cause of diarrhoea, predominantly affecting older women, but its response to treatment is poorly documented. This report reviews the response to treatment of 16 patients with microscopic colitis and provides evidence for the use of 5-aminosalicylic acid and corticosteroids.


Journal article


The Italian journal of gastroenterology

Publication Date





229 - 232


Gastrointestinal Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom.


Colon, Rectum, Eosinophils, Lymphocytes, Humans, Colitis, Diarrhea, Sulfasalazine, Aminosalicylic Acids, Mesalamine, Prednisolone, Drug Therapy, Combination, Retrospective Studies, Follow-Up Studies, Time Factors, Middle Aged, Female, Male