Title

Progressive stridor: extraintestinal airway manifestations in a pediatric patient with inflammatory bowel disease.

Publication/Presentation Date

8-2-2022

Abstract

Airway manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease are rare in pediatrics. This case describes a nine-year-old female with ulcerative colitis (UC) with progressive stridor and dyspnea for two months. Severe upper airway obstruction was noted on spirometry. CatScan (CT) of the neck and chest revealed tracheal narrowing with circumferential, heterogeneous soft tissue thickening, and posterior wall nodularity. Bronchoscopy visualized the granulation tissue of the large airways and an ulcerative lesion to the right mainstem. Consultation and evaluation by gastroenterology, oncology, and rheumatology determined a diagnosis of extraintestinal manifestations of UC. Systemic steroids led to symptom resolution and improvement in lung function.

ISSN

1865-7265

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

PubMedID

35917109

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Faculty, Department of Pediatrics Residents

Document Type

Article

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