Multiple cardiovascular complications in a patient with Behcet's disease

Ji Eun Chang, You Hyun Lee, Jisoo Lee

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Abstract

Arterial and cardiac involvement of Behcet's disease is a rare but life threatening complication. The rupture of an arterial aneurysm might result in sudden death. We report a 54-year-old man with an established diagnosis of Behcet's disease who presented with multiple cardiovascular complications that eventually lead to his death. He presented with extensive venous occlusions, and sequentially developed right ventricular thrombosis with multiple pulmonary thromboembolisms, and a pulmonary artery aneurysm. We report this unusual sequence of cardiovascular complications in a patient with Behcet's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Behcet disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thrombosis

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