BENJAMIN V. WHITE, M.D.; CHESTER M. JONES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Mucous colitis is a bodily reaction rather than a disease entity. In this it resembles such syndromes as asthma and epilepsy. Its manifestations are manifold and inconstant, often overshadowed by other symptoms, sometimes adeptly mimicking unrelated disease. The clinical picture is a hazy one at best, yet because of the very qualities which characterize it, its recognition is extremely important. Mucous colitis is probably responsible for the removal of more undiseased appendices than any other one cause. It is often mistreated, with resultant invalidism which may in some instances be avoided. It accompanies many of the states of emotional tension
WHITE BV, JONES CM. MUCOUS COLITIS: A DELINEATION OF THE SYNDROME WITH CERTAIN OBSERVATIONS ON ITS MECHANISM AND ON THE RÔLE OF EMOTIONAL TENSION AS A PRECIPITATING FACTOR1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:854–872. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-5-854
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(5):854-872.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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