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Crohn's disease of the lung.
  1. J W Puntis,
  2. M J Tarlow,
  3. F Raafat,
  4. I W Booth
  1. Institute of Child Health, University of Birmingham.


    Two years after developing colonic Crohn's disease, a 17 year old boy presented with focal pulmonary consolidation. A lung biopsy specimen showed areas of non-caseating epithelioid granuloma. Although some respiratory abnormalities appear to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease, granulomatous disease affecting the lung has not previously been reported in a child.

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