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|Pulmonary Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children
Cureus. 2020 Nov 7;12(11):e11369. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11369.
Mark A Taylor 2nd 1, Holly Zhou 2, David M Dansie 3, Scott Short 1
The recognition of pulmonary manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is important as these diseases can be confused with infectious etiologies (e.g., tuberculosis or fungal infection) and, as a result, may unnecessarily delay institution of appropriate therapy (e.g., infliximab). Furthermore, they are a source of morbidity that may be overlooked and, like other IBD-related pathologies, are often responsive to treatment with corticosteroids, immunomodulators, or biologic therapies. The purpose of this paper is to describe the cases of six children at a single institution with differing presentations, treatments, and responses to treatment of their IBD-related lung disease to improve recognition of this uncommon process.