Microscopic colitis may increase risk for incident IBD

Patients with microscopic colitis were at increased risk for incident inflammatory bowel disease, according to study results.Hamed Khalili, MD, of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that some experts have suggested that microscopic colitis is a weaker form of IBD that can transform in some patients.“The disease is distinct from ‘classical’ IBD in its nearly normal-appearing colonic mucosa and histologic findings consistent with increased lymphocytic infiltrates with or without expansion of collagen fiber,” theyRead More

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