Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Rare Complications
Rare complications of Reference inflammatory bowel disease Opens New Window (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 Reference pancreas Opens New Window.
- 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 Reference anemia Opens New Window related to poor absorption of nutrients from the intestines.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 8, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology