Behcet Disease Initially Presenting as Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Case Report

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Abstract

Behcet disease is a potentially life-threatening multisystemic vasculitis with thrombotic tendency. Mucocutaneous ulcers, arthritis, and uveitis are the most recognizable features, but may be absent at the time of medical evaluation. We report a case in which a 8-year old patient presented with spontaneous bilateral lower extremity deep venous thromboses, and screening for rheumatologic symptoms led to diagnosing Behcet. This case demonstrates that deep venous thromboses can be the initial event bringing a patient with Behcet to medical attention, highlighting the importance of screening for underlying rheumatologic diseases in pediatric patients who present with unprovoked thrombosis.

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