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

Abstract

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).