Subclinical alveolar involvement in ulcerative colitis


GURSOY S. , GUVEN K. , Kula M. , CANOZ O. , YURCI A., UNLUHIZARCI K. , ...More

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES, vol.11, no.4, pp.372-375, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.mib.0000164019.83666.af
  • Title of Journal : INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.372-375

Abstract

Background: Although pulmonary dysfunction has been described in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), the pathogenesis remains unclear. Our aim was to study alveolar ephitelial damage using technetium-99m diethylene triamine penta acetic acid (Tc-99m DTPA) aerosol scintigraphy in patients with UC but without respiratory symptoms.