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New Emirates Medical Journal

ISSN (Online): 0250-6882

Case Report

Collagenous Colitis associated with Celiac Disease

Author(s): Maher Malaeb*, Sameera Mahboub and Aly Howeedy

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2023

Published on: 18 July, 2023

Article ID: e150523216889 Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/0250688204666230515090441



Introduction: Microscopic colitis is an inflammatory GI condition whereby patients present predominantly with chronic watery diarrhea associated with other non-specific symptoms such as abdominal pain, urgency, fecal incontinence, weight loss, arthralgia, myalgia, anxiety, depression, and fatigue, which negatively impact their quality of life.

Case Presentation: We present a case of a 44 -year old female with a history of hypothyroidism and celiac disease who presented to the GI clinic with a history of more than ten diarrhea episodes per day along with mild abdominal pain and bloating.

Conclusion: A colonoscopy was performed, and a random colon biopsy revealed collagenous/microscopic colitis.

Keywords: Collagenous/microscopic colitis, Celiac disease, Chronic diarrhea, Bloating, Colonoscopy, Histopathology.

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