Selvi Asker, Hulya Gunbatar, Selami Ekin, Bunyamin Sertogullarindan, Aysel Sunnetcioglu.
Pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with active ulcerative colitis and lung abscess secondary to pulmonary infarction.
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;64(12):1417-9.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases and they primarily involve intestines. Herein we report the case of a young man who, during a clinical recurrence of ulcerative colitis, presented with symptoms suggestive of a lung abscess. When the patient was re-evaluated because of unexplained shortness of breath, an area of infarction was detected that had led to the development of cavitation secondary to submassive embolism and foci of infection contained within. The patient was managed with subcutaneous heparin and he was asymptomatic during 2 months of follow-up. He completed six months of anti-coagulation therapy and any recurrence was not detected during 3 months of post-treatment follow-up.

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