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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in Behçet's disease: effectiveness of endarterectomy.
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PMID:  20868576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Behçet's disease is a systemic vasculitis characterised by recurrent mouth and genital ulcers and uveitis. About 25% of patients suffer from vascular involvement. We describe a patient with Behçet's disease who suffered recurrent pulmonary embolism and developed severe chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The patient was successfully treated with pulmonary endarterectomy that normalised pulmonary haemodynamics. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a potential complication of Behçet's disease that may be amenable to pulmonary endarterectomy.
Gerard Espinosa; Isabel Blanco; Juan Miguel Antón; Marcelo Sánchez; Paolo Macchiarini; Joan Albert Barberà
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental rheumatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0392-856X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308521     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Rheumatol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S79-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Clínic-Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques Pi i Sunyer, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Behcet Syndrome / complications*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology*,  surgery*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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