Endoscopy 1982; 14(1): 31-33
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1021570
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Collagenous Colitis

V. Grouls, J. Vogel, M. Sorger
  • Institute of Pathology (Prof. Dr. P. Gedigk) and Medical Poli Clinic (Prof. Dr. F. Krück) of the University of Bonn
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17 March 2008 (online)


Collagenous colitis is a rarely recognized disease characterized clinically by watery diarrhoea, and morphologically by a broad bandlike deposition of increased amounts of collagen under the basement membrane of the surface epithelium. Pathogenetically, a disturbance of the colonic pericryptal fibroblastic sheath is most probably involved.