FeaturesMicroscopic ColitisTrolli, Patricia, RN, BSN, CGRNAuthor Information About the author: Patricia Trolli, RN, BSN, CGRN, is a Nurse Clinician in the Department of Gastroenterology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. Received November 30, 1998; accepted January 25, 1999. Address correspondence to: Patricia Trolli, RN, BSN, CGRN, Department of Gastroenterology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195. Gastroenterology Nursing: July-August 1999 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 167-169 Buy Abstract Endoscopy nurses and associates occasionally find themselves assisting with colonoscopies in which biopsy specimens are obtained from normal-appearing mucosa to rule out microscopic colitis. A review of the literature was undertaken to learn more about this uncommon but troublesome cause of chronic diarrhea in patients. The few studies completed have been small and have yielded some conflicting and controversial data regarding many aspects of the two forms of microscopic colitis. Some findings, however, have been consistent and may help to provide a better understanding of this challenging syndrome for gastroenterology nurses. © The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates 1999. All Rights Reserved.