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CACI - Colitis

Discussion in 'Conditions AME's Can Issue' started by My Flight Surgeon, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. My Flight Surgeon

    My Flight Surgeon Sr. Aviation Medical Examiner Staff Member

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    The FAA has new criteria to allow the AME to issue a medical certificate when the airman has Colitis (Colitis is(Ulcerative, Regional Enteritis or Crohn's disease) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome) without going through the Special Issuance process. Applicants for first- or second- class must provide this information annually; applicants for third-class must provide the information with each required exam. Without this documentation, the AME cannot issue the medical certificate and must defer the certification decision to the FAA.
    A current status report fromt he trating physician.

    No or mild diarrhea with or without mild abdominal cramping.

    Diagnosis is Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or irritable bowel syndrome

    Medications:
    Oral steroids to not exceed the equivalent of prednisone 20 mg daily
    Imuran or sulfasalazine
    Measlamine
    Steroid foams or enemas
    Loperamide less than or equal to 16 mg daily with no side effects
    Hycosamine - use 1-2 times a week with no side effects. Cannont fly for 48 hours after use.

    No surgery in the last 6 weeks.
     

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