Boswellia serrata extract for the treatment of collagenous colitis
Conclusions: Our study suggests that BSE might be clinically effective in patients with collagenous colitis
C, Collagenous colitis
may complicate longstanding idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease.
Some doctors suspect that a bacteria or virus causes collagenous colitis
, while others think the inflammatory bowel disease may result from an autoimmune response--the body's immune system destroys healthy cells in the colon for no known reason.
Although we had no doubts about excluding a CD diagnosis in the two patients with Crohn disease and in the two with chronic liver disease, both collagenous colitis
(28) and psoriasis (29) have been reported to be associated with CD.
In this prospective, double-blind trial, 28 patients with collagenous colitis
were randomized to either one 9-mg dosage of budesonide (Dr.
The findings of celiac disease are generally restricted to the small bowel, although lymphocytic or collagenous gastritis and/or lymphocytic or collagenous colitis
may be present in some patients.
Lymphocytic ("microscopic") colitis: a comparative histopathologic study with particular reference to collagenous colitis
as the presenting feature of biopsy-defined celiac disease.
In vivo diagnosis of collagenous colitis
by confocal endomicroscopy.
Eosinophils have profibrogenic effects and have been hypothesized to contribute to the progression of collagenous gastritis and collagenous colitis
Most adult patients with collagenous gastritis present with watery diarrhea, and many patients have associated collagenous colitis
, collagenous sprue, and/or celiac disease.