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Esophageal involvement in Behçet's syndrome.
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PMID:  3782747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients with Behçet's syndrome had severe esophageal involvement. Both presented the complete clinical pattern (oral, genital, and eye lesions) of Behçet's syndrome. In both, esophageal lesions were associated with other gastrointestinal manifestations, in the first a transient episode of ulcerative ileitis, and in the second patient colitis. In both, the differential diagnosis with inflammatory bowel disease was very difficult. Histology of esophageal lesions was nonspecific; no vasculitis was found. Both patients improved on steroid therapy. Esophageal lesions also improved endoscopically and histologically with steroid therapy. When there is obvious gastrointestinal involvement in Behçet's syndrome, the differential diagnosis from inflammatory bowel disease is very difficult.
M Anti; G Marra; G L Rapaccini; C Barone; R Manna; G B Bochicchio; G Fedeli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0192-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-16     Completed Date:  1987-01-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  514-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behcet Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis
Crohn Disease / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Esophageal Diseases / etiology*
Middle Aged
Ulcer / etiology

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