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The Korean Journal of Gastroenterology 2018; 72(3): 141-145  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2018.72.3.141
Pulmonary Extraintestinal Manifestation of Crohn’s Disease Treated Successfully with
Adalimumab
Dongyeol Shin, Byung Kyu Park, Jeonghun Seo, Sun Young Won, Mi Kyoung Lee1, Yong Kook Hong2 and Yong Suk Cho
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Departments of Pathology1 and Radiology2, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea
Correspondence to: Yong Suk Cho
Received: March 1, 2018; Revised: April 15, 2018; Accepted: April 29, 2018; Published online: September 25, 2018.
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Abstract
Pulmonary extraintestinal manifestation is rare in Crohn’s disease and has been reported in only a few cases. Despite the presence of pulmonary abnormalities in a significant proportion of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, there are only few case reports, due to complicated diagnosis and low recognition by clinicians. Currently, treatment guidelines for pulmonary Crohn's disease have not been established. There are some case reports of pulmonary Crohn’s disease that achieved remission after infliximab treatment. Clinical and radiological remission of pulmonary extraintestinal involvement in Crohn's disease after adalimumab therapy has not been reported yet. Here, we report one case of lung involvement of Crohn’s disease, which shows radiological and clinical remission after adalimumab treatment.
Keywords: Crohn disease; Inflammatory bowel diseases; Multiple pulmonary nodules; Extraintestinal manifestation


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