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Vol 82, No 4 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2014-06-25
Accepted: 2014-06-25
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Pulmonary pathology in patients with ulcerative colitis treated with mesalazine — a challenging and complex diagnostic problem. Case series and literature review

Aneta Kacprzak, Izabela Siemion- Szcześniak, Monika Szturmowicz, Iwona Bestry, Renata Langfort, Jan Kuś
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.2014.0047
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2014;82(4):368-376.

open access

Vol 82, No 4 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2014-06-25
Accepted: 2014-06-25

Abstract

Pulmonary involvement in the course of inflammatory bowel disease has been a subject of interest to clinicians for long time, but despite this, its epidemiology and potential pathomechanisms remain obscured. Equally unclear is the role of medications used for bowel disease treatment in lung disease development. We present three patients with ulcerative colitis, all treated with mesalazine, in whom unexplained lung disease developed. Due to different clinical and radiological presentation, different conditions were initially placed on the top of the differential list in each of them. The outcome was favourable in all patients despite differences in management. We compared our patients with similar cases from literature. We show the level of difficulty and complexity in the issue of lung disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Abstract

Pulmonary involvement in the course of inflammatory bowel disease has been a subject of interest to clinicians for long time, but despite this, its epidemiology and potential pathomechanisms remain obscured. Equally unclear is the role of medications used for bowel disease treatment in lung disease development. We present three patients with ulcerative colitis, all treated with mesalazine, in whom unexplained lung disease developed. Due to different clinical and radiological presentation, different conditions were initially placed on the top of the differential list in each of them. The outcome was favourable in all patients despite differences in management. We compared our patients with similar cases from literature. We show the level of difficulty and complexity in the issue of lung disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Keywords

inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, mesalazine, lung disease

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Title

Pulmonary pathology in patients with ulcerative colitis treated with mesalazine — a challenging and complex diagnostic problem. Case series and literature review

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 82, No 4 (2014)

Pages

368-376

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.2014.0047

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2014;82(4):368-376.

Keywords

inflammatory bowel disease
ulcerative colitis
mesalazine
lung disease

Authors

Aneta Kacprzak
Izabela Siemion- Szcześniak
Monika Szturmowicz
Iwona Bestry
Renata Langfort
Jan Kuś

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