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lung in ulcerative colitis

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Pulmonary complications of chronic ulcerative colitis are best known and include bronchitis, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, nodular suppuration (characterized histologically by airspace accumulations of neutrophils that undergo central necrosis and cavitation), and pulmonary vasculitis.

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Patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (chronic ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) may have a variety of extraintestinal manifestations, including arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, erythema nodosum, pyoderma gangrenosum, dermatitis, aphthous stomatitis, conjunctivitis, episcleritis, uveitis, hepatitis, pericholangitis, sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, pancreatitis, thyroiditis, pyelitis, and pericarditis.

Synopsis

Pulmonary complications of chronic ulcerative colitis are best known and include:
- bronchitis
- bronchiectasis
- bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP)
- nodular suppuration (airspace accumulations of neutrophils that undergo central necrosis and cavitation)
- pulmonary vasculitis