Prevalence of mircoscopic colitis in patients with symptoms suggesting irritable bowel syndrome

Tuncer C., Cindoruk M., Dursun A., Karakan T.

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.66, no.2, pp.133-136, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-136
  • Keywords: irritable bowel syndrome, lymphocytic colitis, collagenous colitis, COLLAGENOUS-COLITIS, LYMPHOCYTIC COLITIS, MICROSCOPIC COLITIS, CHRONIC DIARRHEA, DIAGNOSIS, ENTITY, DISEASE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Goals/Background: Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder affecting 20% of the general population. It shows certain characteristics with organic bowel diseases. Definition of lymphocytic and collagenous colitis has created a new approach towards chronic idiopathic diarrheas. We searched for the frequency of lymphocytic and collagenous colitis in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.