Changes in pulmonary function in patients with ulcerative colitis.

  title={Changes in pulmonary function in patients with ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Alia{\"e} A R Mohamed-Hussein and Nadia Abdalla Mohamed and M A A Ibrahim},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={101 5},
OBJECTIVES Information on the occurrence and frequency of pulmonary involvement in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) is inconsistent. Some authors reported pulmonary impairment with UC by standard pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and documented a reduced diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) especially in patients with active disease, whereas others could not detect differences in routine PFTs between UC patients and controls. AIM The aim of this prospective study was to determine… CONTINUE READING
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