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Infliximab-associated alveolitis after treatment for severe left-sided ulcerative colitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19398919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Here we describe a patient with ulcerative colitis who developed alveolitis after infliximab therapy. With earlier case reports of development of alveolitis in rheumatoid arthritis patients after infliximab infusion, the temporal relationship between the infliximab therapy and the development of alveolitis in this case, raises the possibility that the two might be causally related. With an increasing trend towards treating moderate to severely active ulcerative colitis patients with infliximab as a rescue therapy, clinicians should be aware of this potentially serious complication.
Authors:
Sundaram G Veerappan; Colm A O'Morain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1473-5687     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  830-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Gastroenterology, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. sveerappan@rcsi.ie
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