Crohn's Disease Forum » Forum Wiki » Lymphoid Aggregates

Lymphoid Aggregates

Lymphoid aggregates are found upon examination via colonoscopy and appear as slightly elevated nodules that may be normal in color or more red than the surrounding tissue. They can potentially look like small polyps.

In patients with IBD, there is often an increase in the density of lymphoid aggregates. In Crohn's disease more than in Ulcerative Colitis, there is a predominant basal or transmural distribution. It is thought that the lymphoid aggregate system is involved in the pathogenesis of IBD.


Popular Threads Discussing Lymphoid Aggregates

Page Tools
No one has commented on this article.

Page Tools
Search this Page

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 AM.
Copyright 2006-2017