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Dr. Costa publishes paper on Collagenous colitis

Posted by Krista Whitehouse on May 13, 2016 in Abdominal
Dr. Andreu Costa
Dr. Andreu Costa

Dr. Andreu Costa contributed to a case report on, "Spontaneous colonic perforation: a rare complication of collagenous colitis".

Abstract

Collagenous colitis is a clinicopathologic syndrome characterized by chronic watery diarrhea and unique histopathologic features. Spontaneous colonic perforation in the setting of collagenous colitis is a highly unusual complication, with only three cases reported in the literature to date. We present a fourth case and propose a potential pathologic mechanism for acute colonic perforation in this patient population.

The full paper can be found at Springer Link.


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