Archive for the ‘Panbronchiolitis’ Category

Although the spectrum of pulmonary abnormalities associated with inflammatory bowel disease is broad, associated lung disease is unusual. For example, in reviewing the extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease in 700 patients with either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, Greenstein and colleagues recognized no patients with bowel-associated lung disease. Rogers et al2 cited a similarly […]

Results of pulmonary function tests (Table 1) showed moderate airway obstruction, a significant response (20.4 percent rise in FEVj) to inhaled salbutamol administration, and air trapping. The chest roentgenogram revealed patchy infiltrates in both lungs (Fig 1). Bronchoscopy was performed and showed evidence of bronchitis bilaterally. Bilateral bronchograms showed no evidence of bronchiectasis, and a […]

Extraintestinal manifestations of ulcerative colitis are common, occurring in up to 45 percent of patients, and include uveitis, arthritis, skin lesions, and liver disease. In contrast, pulmonary involvement in ulcerative colitis is very uncommon, having been reported in only three of 1,400 patients (0.21 percent) with inflammatory bowel disease. However, a variety of bronchopulmonary disorders […]