Pericarditis associated with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

  title={Pericarditis associated with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease},
  author={MRCP Michael J. Goodman and BM BChDonaldJ.Moir and FRCP Jon M. Holt and FRCP Dr. Sidney C. Truelove},
  journal={The American Journal of Digestive Diseases},
Extracolonic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease are common and diverse. However, cardiac complications are unusual and we therefore wish to report two cases in which pericarditis occurred. The first was a patient with Crohn's disease of the colon, in whom the pericarditis developed postoperatively. In the second case an acute pericarditis came on simultaneously with the initial presentation of ulcerative colitis.