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Stenosis and aneurysm of coronary arteries in a patient with Behçet's Disease.
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PMID:  19430524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Coronary artery disease is extremely rare in patients with Behçet's disease. We report the case of a patient with a history of Behçet's disease who was admitted in our hospital with instable angina pectoris. The patient's electrocardiogram was normal. Coronary angiography revealed aneurysm of the distal right coronary artery with a tight stenosis of the proximal part of the posterolateral branch. These two conditions were initially treated with immunosuppressive treatment. Three years later coronary angiography showed a total occlusion of the right coronary artery treated with medical therapy. More than fourteen cases of coronary involvement were reported in the literature but the etiopathogeny and the treatment are yet unknown.
Hammami Sonia; Ben Hamda Khaldoun; Mahjoub Sylvia; Maatoug Faouzi; Gamra Habib; Ben Farhat Mohamed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The open cardiovascular medicine journal     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1874-1924     ISO Abbreviation:  Open Cardiovasc Med J     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-11     Completed Date:  2009-10-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101480504     Medline TA:  Open Cardiovasc Med J     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-20     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital "F. Bourguiba" Monastir (Tunisia).
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