Table of ContentsDefinition / General | Clinical Features | Case Reports | Treatment | Micro Description | Micro Images | Differential Diagnosis
Cite this page: NSAID associated colitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colonnsaid.html. Accessed January 24th, 2017.
Definition / General
- Associated with bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, although usual side effects are subclinical (Am J Med Sci 2009;338:96)
- Usually mixed inflammatory infiltrate, but may be predominantly neutrophilic or lymphocytic (Am J Clin Pathol 1998;110:622, Adv Anat Pathol 1999;6:213)
- Often erosions, crypt architectural disarray; no granulomas
- Incidental chronic colitis: cecal-based chronic colitis associated with frequent NSAID use; basal plasmacytosis (94%) or crypt architectural distortion (94%) often disappears after NSAID withdrawal (Am J Surg Pathol 2010;34:463)