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Pulmonary artery aneurysms in Behçet's disease.
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PMID:  19693504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Behçet's disease is the most common cause of pulmonary artery aneurysms. Pulmonary artery aneurysms are rare, but they are life-threatening because of their high tendency to rupture. However, there is also a chance that the aneurysms may completely resolve with immunosuppressive therapy. A 30-year-old man was admitted with chest pain, painful oral and genital ulcers, skin rash, weakness, and intermittent hemoptysis. He had a history of Behçet's disease for 6 years. The chest radiography showed a round opacity superior part of hilus on right. The helical thoracic computed tomography (CT) angiography demonstrated pulmonary aneurysms associated with Behçet's disease. The patient was successfully treated with colchicine, corticosteroids, and cyclophosphamide. A discussion about pulmonary artery aneurysms associated with Behçet's disease is provided in this case.
Sema Yilmaz; Kadriye Akar Cimen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-10-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1401-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology, Selcuklu Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University, Vatan cad. Devrim Sitesi B/Blok No: 25/4, Selcuklu, Konya, 42040, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Aneurysm / complications,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Behcet Syndrome / complications,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Clobetasol / analogs & derivatives,  therapeutic use
Colchicine / therapeutic use
Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Injections, Intravenous
Methylprednisolone / therapeutic use
Prednisone / therapeutic use
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*
Pulse Therapy, Drug
Radiography, Thoracic
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Treatment Outcome
Triamcinolone / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 124-94-7/Triamcinolone; 25122-41-2/Clobetasol; 25122-57-0/clobetasone butyrate; 50-18-0/Cyclophosphamide; 53-03-2/Prednisone; 64-86-8/Colchicine; 83-43-2/Methylprednisolone

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