Rare esophageal ulcers related to Behçet disease: A case report
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).Diagnoses:
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.Interventions:
The esophageal ulcers were treated with corticosteroid treatment for 12 weeks.Outcome:
The esophageal ulcers were cured.Lessons:
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.