ENDOCRINE JOURNAL, cilt.45, ss.581-584, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Diarrhea is a non-specific symptom which may be associated with Addison's disease and several causes had been demonstrated in the aetiology. We describe a patient with Addison's disease who was suffering from chronic diarrhea for three months. She was diagnosed as having collagenous colitis and successfully treated with Sulphasalazine, 2 g/day. Collagenous colitis is an uncommon cause of chronic diarrhea and the association of collagenous colitis with Addison's disease has not previously been described. We think that collagenous colitis may play a sole in the aetiology of diarrhea in patients with Addison's disease and therefore we suggest a full colonoscopic examination in other patients with Addison's disease and diarrhea to determine the incidence of collagenous colitis in the aetiology of diarrhea.