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Lymphocytic colitis presenting as difficult diarrhoea in an African woman: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20205879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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INTRODUCTION: Lymphocytic colitis is an uncommon intestinal disorder that presents with chronic diarrhoea. It is treatable, but in the developing world, its diagnosis may often prove difficult. Data and reports of this condition in Africa are scarce because most medical centres lack a functional gastrointestinal endoscopy unit that would aid in the diagnosis.
CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 53-year-old Nigerian woman with pathogen-negative chronic diarrhoea and a family history of chronic diarrhoea. She responded well to treatment after colonoscopy and colonic biopsy successfully diagnosed her illness.
CONCLUSION: Referral of patients with pathogen-negative chronic diarrhoea to medical centres that have facilities for colonoscopy and biopsy is important in the developing world.
Authors:
Udeme E Ekrikpo; Jesse A Otegbayo; Abideen O Oluwasola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical case reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1752-1947     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-08     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2012-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101293382     Medline TA:  J Med Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, PMB 5116, Ibadan, Nigeria. udekrikpo@yahoo.com.
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