Pulmonary manifestations in a pediatric patient with ulcerative colitis

A case report

Ryan S. Carvalho, Lindsay Wilson, Carmelo Cuffari

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Introduction: Although respiratory involvement has been described in patients with IBD, well-defined interstitial lung disease has not been reported, especially among children with ulcerative colitis. Case presentation: Herein, we present a case of an adolescent female with ulcerative colitis and extra-intestinal complications involving the lungs that were effectively treated with anti-metabolite therapy. Conclusion: Children with UC may manifest either interstitial or large airway pulmonary involvement. All children with suspected lung involvement should be screened for tuberculosis prior to starting immunosuppressive therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number59
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume2
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StatePublished - Feb 25 2008

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Ulcerative Colitis
Pediatrics
Lung
Interstitial Lung Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Tuberculosis
Therapeutics

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Pulmonary manifestations in a pediatric patient with ulcerative colitis : A case report. / Carvalho, Ryan S.; Wilson, Lindsay; Cuffari, Carmelo.

In: Journal of Medical Case Reports, Vol. 2, 59, 25.02.2008.

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