Necessary Additional Points
Studies have confirmed an increased prevalence for developing microscopic colitis in patients with sprue, and vice versa (1–3). For collagenous colitis, the reported prevalence of sprue is 3.46% (1). In patients with confirmed sprue who continue to have symptoms in spite of adherence to their restriction diet, collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis should always be excluded.
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Tromm
Ev. Krankenhaus Hattingen gGmbH
Conflict of interest statement
Prof Tomm has been reimbursed for conference delegate fees, travel costs, and hotel expenses. He has also received honoraria from the Falk Foundation for preparing continuing medical educational events.
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