Multiple aneurysms and gastrointestinal involvement in Behcet's disease: A case report

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Behcet's disease (BD) is a rare systemic vasculitis disorder that can involve vessels of any size.

Patient Concerns:

A 60-year-old female had recurrent painful mouth ulcers about 30 years ago and recently presented with abdominal distension, conjunctival congestion, and chest pain in sequence.


The patient was diagnosed with BD according to the International Criteria for Behcet's Disease (ICBD).


A therapy of glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide was administered.


After a 3-month treatment, follow-up examination showed a depression of the inflammation and a slight decrease of the arterial aneurysms.


BD patients may get a delayed diagnosis because of the long duration between the first and subsequent manifestations. Suspect patients should be followed-up and the diagnosis of BD should be considered when multiple tissues or organs are involved.

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