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Is microscopic colitis related to other diseases?

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Microscopic colitis is not related to the more serious types of bowel disease -- ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

From: What Is Microscopic Colitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Microscopic Colitis."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): "Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis," "Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Microscopic Colitis."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): "Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis," "Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 22, 2017

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