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2020 Jan

ACG Case Rep J



Balsalazide-Induced Pneumonitis Causing Dyspnea in a Patient With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


Sobecki J, Patel K, Kahl R, Minaudo M
ACG Case Rep J. 2020 Jan; 7(1):e00302.
PMID: 32309496.


Inflammatory bowel disease complications can be related to inflammatory bowel disease-related pulmonary diseases or a form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis secondary to the immunosuppressive medications. We present a patient with intermittent chest pain and hypoxic respiratory failure who was found to have balsalazide-induced pneumonitis. We discuss the treatment and long-term outlook.