• steroid
  • Studies have shown an initial steroid treatment period of 6 weeks followed by an alternate-day maintenance period of 6 weeks total duration 12 weeks has resulted in a lower rate of relapse. (imen.info)
  • No association was found between non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) consumption and collagenous or mixed microscopic colitis. (bmj.com)
  • distinct
  • The analysis of the specimens for this study could delineate three distinct groups of microscopic colitis: lymphocytic colitis (six patients), collagenous colitis without lymphocytic attack on the surface epithelium (seven patients), and a mixed form presenting with both thickening of the collagen plate and increased number of intraepithelial lymphocytes (17 patients). (bmj.com)
  • patients
  • The histological changes in the colorectum were originally diagnosed in six patients as lymphocytic colitis and in 24 patients as collagenous colitis. (bmj.com)
  • Faecal stream diversion in patients with collagenous colitis. (bmj.com)
  • Supportive care with intravenous fluids, optimization of hemodynamic status, avoidance of vasoconstrictive drugs, bowel rest, and empiric antibiotics will produce clinical improvement within 1 to 2 days in most patients, according to the study by Duke University Medical Center(95). (blogspot.com)
  • In the study of 15 patients with ischemia of the colon, researchers found that rigid proctoscopy was normal or demonstrated nonspecific proctitis in 12 of 15 patients studied. (blogspot.com)
  • cause
  • The primary cause of microscopic colitis is probably an immunological reaction to luminal antigen/s, perhaps of ileal origin. (bmj.com)
  • treatment
  • In one study EEN resulted in significantly improved bone metabolism and muscle mass. 5 Professor Koletzko summed up by saying, "Optimising nutrition is an important treatment option to improve long-term bone health. (nestlehealthscience.com)
  • disease
  • Hitherto undescribed flat mucosa of the ileum was found in one patient with lymphocytic colitis and both flat mucosa and thickening of the collagen plate in the ileum were seen in one patient with the mixed form of the disease. (bmj.com)
  • The engagement of the pericryptal myofibroblasts in the disease process might result in the development of the various forms of microscopic colitis. (bmj.com)
  • An inverse relation between intraepithelial lymphocyte count and collagen thickness may indicate that microscopic colitis is a spectral disease. (bmj.com)
  • He then went on to present a recent study in children, which showed a significant improvement at week 10 in mucosal healing given exclusive EN, while those treated with steroids still had active disease. (nestlehealthscience.com)