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Copyright ©2008 The WJG Press and Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. Dec 28, 2008; 14(48): 7280-7288
Published online Dec 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.7280
Figure 1
Figure 1 Age- and sex-specific incidence of CC (A) and LC (B). Reprinted with permission from Gut 2004; 53: 346-350[5].
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Figure 2 Biopsy from colon. A: normal colonic mucosa (H&E stain); B: typical findings of CC-increased subepithelial collagen layer, inflammation of lamina propria and epithelial cell damage with intraepithelial lymphocytes (Van Gieson's stain); C: typical findings of LC-epithelial cell damage with intraepithelial lymphocytes and inflammation in the lamina propria (H&E stain).
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Figure 3 Tenascin immunostaining in CC.
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Figure 4 Immunostaining of CD3+ T lymphocytes in LC.
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Figure 5 Treatment algorithm for MC.