Bobbak Vahid, MD

2201 allebach lane


Pulmonary involvement in a patient with lymphocytic colitis

June 01, 2008

Microscopic colitis is a noninfectiouscolitis that is characterizedby chronic nonbloodydiarrhea and macroscopicallynormal colonic mucosa. Extraintestinalmanifestationsare rarely seen. In this report,we describe a nonspecific interstitialpneumonitis in a patientwith lymphocytic colitis.

Blastoschizomyces capitatus infection in an immunocompetent man

February 01, 2007

Blastoschizomyces capitatus is an emerging pathogen that causes infection primarily in patients who have immune system dysfunction. The author reports a case of pulmonary blastoschizomycosis in an immunocompetent man who was successfully treated with voriconazole.

Dyspnea and chronic bronchitis in a man with ulcerative colitis

January 01, 2007

The authors report a case of idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia in a man with sclerosing cholangitis and ulcerative colitis associated with features of sarcoidosis.

Case In Point: What caused diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in a patient with gout?

October 01, 2006

Allopurinol, commonly used to treat patients with gout, has been known to cause hypersensitivity reactions. We report a case of drug-induced delayed multiorgan hypersensitivity syndrome secondary to allopurinol use. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in a patient presenting with allopurinol-induced rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms.