Rare esophageal ulcers related to Behçet disease: A case report

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The fundamental pathogenesis of Behçet disease (BD) is still unclear and controversial. Many cases of oral aphthous ulcers and genital ulcers related to BD are reported; nevertheless, idiopathic giant esophageal ulcers related to BD are rare. A rare case for esophageal ulcers related to BD is presented.

Patient concerns:

In China, BD is represented with esophageal involvement which is called esophageal BD (EBD).


A 56-year-old man diagnosed to the Gastroenterology Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, for multiple discrete, elliptical esophageal ulcers related to BD.


The esophageal ulcers were treated with corticosteroid treatment for 12 weeks.


The esophageal ulcers were cured.


Our report might give further strength to avoiding the erroneous diagnosis or missed diagnosis for EBD, which is different from esophageal carcinoma, esophageal tuberculosis and esophageal Crohns disease.

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