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Unusual pulmonary complication of ulcerative colitis with a rapid response to corticosteroids: case report.
  1. G A Hilling,
  2. D A Robertson,
  3. A H Chalmers,
  4. H S Rigby
  1. Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath.

    Abstract

    Extraintestinal features of ulcerative colitis are well recognised. Pulmonary complications include pulmonary vasculitis, fibrosing alveolitis, asthma, and chronic bronchial suppuration. A case is described of a patient with longstanding quiescent ulcerative colitis who developed a life threatening pulmonary complication, which is extremely sensitive to corticosteroid treatment.

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