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Vascular involvement in Behçet's disease. Two case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12184442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arterial involvement is rare in Behçet's disease but can be at the forefront of the clinical picture and cause life-threatening complications. CASE REPORTS: A 36-year-old man had Behçet's disease with an aortographically documented aneurysm of the abdominal aorta as the inaugural manifestation. He had oral and genital ulcers. Funduscopy showed periphlebitis. In a 38-year-old man with an 8-year history of Behçet's disease, pulmonary and coronary artery aneurysms developed, as well as intracardiac and venous thromboses. DISCUSSION: Arterial involvement occurs in 3-5% of patients with Behçet's disease and usually manifests as multiple spindle-shaped aneurysms. Intracardiac thrombosis and cardiac aneurysm are exceedingly rare. Our patient had an extremely unusual presentation given the low rate of occurrence of arterial lesions in Behçet's disease. CONCLUSION: Arterial involvement in Behçet's disease raises treatment challenges because the lesions tend to recur and can cause life-threatening complications.
Hasna Hassikou; Wafae Bono; Rachid Bahiri; Souad Abir; Mohamed Benomar; Najia Hajjaj Hassouni
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1297-319X     ISO Abbreviation:  Joint Bone Spine     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-19     Completed Date:  2003-03-05     Revised Date:  2006-10-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100938016     Medline TA:  Joint Bone Spine     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rheumatology department B, hĵpital El Ayachi, Salé, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / etiology
Behcet Syndrome / complications*
Coronary Aneurysm / etiology,  radiography
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Thrombosis / etiology
Coronary Vessels
Pulmonary Artery
Vascular Diseases / etiology*
Venous Thrombosis / etiology

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