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What are the causes of Collagenous Colitis and Lynphocytic Colitis?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Dec 28, 2012
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Scientists are not sure what causes collagenous colitis or lymphocytic colitis. Bacteria and their toxins, or a virus, may be responsible for causing inflammation and damage to the colon. Some scientists think that collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis may result from an autoimmune response, which means that the body's immune system destroys healthy cells for no known reason.

 

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