Lymphocytic Colitis (cont.)
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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Can microscopic colitis be prevented?
Since the cause of microscopic colitis is not known, no advice can be provided about preventing this disease.
What is the prognosis of microscopic colitis?
The long term prognosis (course) of microscopic colitis is not clear. In approximately two-thirds of the patients with microscopic colitis, the diarrhea resolves spontaneously after several years. The remaining one-third of the patients with microscopic colitis experience persistent or intermittent diarrhea and/or abdominal pain for many years (possibly indefinitely) as there is no cure for the condition.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/20/2015
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