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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 197-200
Case Report

Constrictive Bronchiolitis and Ulcerative Colitis

Heather Ward,1 Kendra L Fisher,2 Ranjit Waghray,3 Jody L Wright,4 Sharon E Card,5 and Donald W Cockcroft1

1Division of Respiratory Medicine, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
2Department of Medical Imaging, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
3Department of Pathology, St Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
4Department of Pathology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5Division of Internal Medicine, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Pulmonary complications occur in an estimated 0.21% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The most common presentation of pulmonary manifestations is large airway disease, such as tracheobronchitis, chronic bronchitis or bronchiectasis. Small airway disease, such as constrictive bronchiolitis or bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia, is less frequently reported, and is described as occurring in isolation from large airway disease. A case of a postcolectomy ulcerative colitis in a patient who has both large airway involvement, tracheobronchitis and bronchiectasis, and constrictive bronchiolitis is presented.