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Micrograph showing cryptitis in a case of Crohn's disease. H&E stain.

In histology, cryptitis refers to inflammation of an intestinal crypt.

Cryptitis is a non-specific histopathologic finding that is seen in several conditions, e.g. inflammatory bowel disease,[1] diverticular disease,[2] radiation colitis,[3] infectious colitis.

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