Table 1

Frequency of crypt-associated anomalies found in H&E-stained sections of 100 cases with ulcerative colitis, 50 cases with infectious colitis and 29 cases with ulcerative colitis in remission

Crypt-associated anomaliesUlcerative colitis
Infectious colitis
Ulcerative colitis in remission
Extensive crypt eosinophilia58100
Intracryptal epithelial hyperplasia2371
Intracryptal epithelial budding191285
Intracryptal supernumerary crypts41192
Intraluminal epithelial bridges520
Crypt rings in rows1230
Off-centre epithelial budding1730
Severe mucosal inflammation (%)52 (52)13 (26)0