Facts About Microscopic Colitis

August 13, 2013

Microscopic colitis affects more women than men; it has two subtypes; it occurs in older age; is associated with several medications; and can be effectively treated with budesonide.

All of the following are true regarding microscopic colitis except . . .

a. Two subtypes exist: lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis.
b. NSAIDs are one of the most commonly associated drugs.
c. The condition more commonly affects males.
d. Budesonide is an effective treatment agent.

Answer: C

Microscopic colitis, which includes two subtypes (lymphocytic and collagenous), affects women more than men and more likely occurs with older age. Several medications have been associated with this condition, including NSAIDs and SSRIs. Budesonide is an effective treatment for this condition.