Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Rare Complications - Topic Overview
Rare complications of
inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or
Crohn's disease) include:
- Problems with blood vessels, such as blood clots
(thromboemboli) or inflammation of an artery. These problems are rare but can
cause serious complications or even death.
- Scarring of the
- Inflammation of the membrane
surrounding the heart (pericarditis).
- Inflammation of the blood
vessels in the lungs.
- Chronic inflammation of the large airway
tubes (bronchi) in the lungs.
- Uncommon forms of
anemia related to poor absorption of nutrients from
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October 08, 2010
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