Collagenous colitis in a patient with Addison's disease: A case report

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Unluhizarci K. , Bayram F. , Ozbakir O. , Kirgin A., Patiroglu T. , Yucesoy M. , ...More

ENDOCRINE JOURNAL, vol.45, no.4, pp.581-584, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1507/endocrj.45.581
  • Title of Journal : ENDOCRINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.581-584


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.