Pulmonary involvement of inflammatory bowel disease

Baha, Ayse and Oguzulgen, I. Kivilcim (2013) Pulmonary involvement of inflammatory bowel disease. Shortness of Breath, 2 (4). pp. 184-189. ISSN 2281-6550

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Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with unknown etiology. Commonality between the gastrointestinal (GI) and respiratory systems provides developmental and pathophysiologic basis for respiratory involvement in IBD. Almost all the pulmonary and airways tissues may be involved, but hystology often is not specific of IBD. Pulmonary involvement may be present up to about half of the patients with IBD and it is independent from the duration and activity of disease. Nevertheless, pulmonary involvement in inflammatory bowel disease is generally responsive to steroid treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential in order to prevent the development of persistent pulmonary disease. In this article, we briefly describe the pulmonary involvement during IBD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Chron’s disease, lung granuloma, airway disease, interstitial lung disease
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 12:23
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 12:23
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/10490

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