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Management of Behçet disease with multiple complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19767285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of an 18-year-old male patient with Behçet's disease who presented with dyspnoea, fever and haemoptysis. A diagnosis of right ventricular thrombosis associated with endomyocardial fibrosis, a pulmonary artery aneurysm, and cerebral vein thrombosis was made. Considering the absence of haemodynamic compromise and the risk of recurrence after surgical treatment for cardiac thrombus, we preferred medical management, which consisted of immunosuppression and anticoagulation. During a follow-up period of 9 months we observed complete dissolution of the thrombus and dramatic improvement of the patient's clinical status.
Tarik El Houari; Latifa Oukerraj; Lamiae Ghzaiel; Ibtissam Fellat; Mounia Azeroual; Khalid Serraj; Zoubida Tazi Mezalek; Mohammed Cherti; Jamila Zarzur; Mohammed Arharbi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  50     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-21     Completed Date:  2009-12-14     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*
Behcet Syndrome / complications*
Cerebral Veins
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / etiology
Heart Diseases / drug therapy*,  etiology
Heart Ventricles
Pulmonary Artery*
Thrombosis / drug therapy*,  etiology
Venous Thrombosis / drug therapy,  etiology

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