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Gut 45:375-381 doi:10.1136/gut.45.3.375
  • Inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease

Lymphocytic colitis: a distinct clinical entity? A clinicopathological confrontation of lymphocytic and collagenous colitis

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Figure 1

(A) Microphotograph of collagenous colitis showing clear thickening of the subepithelial collagen table, mild lamina propria inflammation, and no increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) (haematoxylin and eosin; original magnification × 500). (B) Microphotograph of lymphocytic colitis with increase in IELs (haematoxylin and eosin; original magnification × 300). © Microphotograph of overlap form (collagenous and lymphocytic colitis) with thickening of the subepithelial collagen table, epithelial damage, and increase in IELs (haematoxylin and eosin; original magnification × 300).

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