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Relapsing arterial aneurysms in juvenile Behçet's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15674659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vascular involvement in Behçet's disease has a wide range of clinical manifestations, the most common being thrombophlebitis and arterial aneurysms. Every major vessel may be involved, but aneurysms of the carotid artery are relatively rare in adults and even rarer in children. We describe here a case of a 13-year-old boy with Behçet's disease with a recurrent carotid artery aneurysm treated with arterial ligation and immunosuppressive therapy who later developed an abdominal aortic aneurysm in the absence of other indications of disease activity. This case underscores the need for continuous monitoring of patients with vascular manifestations of Behçet's disease.
Koshnaf A Antar; Harold D Keiser; Elena Peeva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-27     Completed Date:  2005-06-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Behcet Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis
Carotid Arteries* / pathology,  radiography
Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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