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. , ...Daha Fazla

ENDOCRINE JOURNAL, cilt.45, ss.581-584, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1507/endocrj.45.581
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.