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According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, " Microscopic colitis is inflammation of the bowel that is only visible using a microscope. Microscopic colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which refers to a group of conditions that causes inflammation in the bowel due to an excessive build-up of white blood cells in the bowel lining. Microscopic colitis is less severe than other types of IBD because it does not lead to cancer and rarely requires surgery."
There are two forms of microscopic colitis: collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis.
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http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/microcolitis/#2November 30, 2011 - 6:49pm