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Miscellaneous disorders of the bowel and liver

Alexander Gimson

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1526

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Miscellaneous disorders of the bowel and liver

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A wide range of miscellaneous disorders can affect the bowel and liver: some that are relatively common and of particular note are:

Microscopic colitis—characterized by the triad of watery diarrhoea, a normal macroscopic colonoscopy, and specific histology showing either a lymphocytic colitis or collagenous colitis. May resolve spontaneously, but treated with budesonide if it does not....

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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