Tracheobronchitis with stridor in a patient with ulcerative colitis

Zahava C. Farkas, Sevak Keshishyan, Raja Chandra Chakinala, Shalom Frager, Faisal Saeed, Yasmin Yusuf, Chaitanya Shilagani, Roxana Bodin, Kassem Harris, Wilbert S. Aronow


Bronchopulmonary involvement is a rare but well documented extraintestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD-related pulmonary disease can range from subglottic stenosis to tracheobronchitis to interstitial lung disease and is often misdiagnosed on initial presentation. We present a case of tracheobronchitis with stridor in a 23-year-old-woman with well controlled ulcerative colitis (UC).