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An Atypical Mitral Valve Prolapse in a Patient With Behçet's Disease.
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PMID:  21607174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 42-year-old male who was admitted to the hospital with progressive dyspnea. Cardiomegaly and diffuse pulmonary edema were visible on chest X-ray and multiple oral and genital ulcers on physical examination. On admission, echocardiography revealed mitral valve prolapse (MVP) predominantly involving a basal portion of the posterior leaflet, with severe mitral regurgitation. A successful mitral valve replacement with St. Jude #29 was performed, after pre-treatment with prednisolone for 2 weeks. Fifteen months following the operation, the patient expired from severe pulmonary edema and secondary pneumonia. This case demonstrates, for the first time in the literature, an unusual feature of mitral prolapse in the basal portion with severe mitral regurgitation in a patient with Behçet's disease. As suggested by this case, we should consider an atypical type of MVP as a possible inflammatory involvement of the heart in patients with Behçet's disease.
Se-Jung Yoon; Eui-Young Choi; Jae-Hun Jung; Se-Joong Rim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Korean circulation journal     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1738-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean Circ J     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-24     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247141     Medline TA:  Korean Circ J     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Cardiology Division, NHIC Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.
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