Rare esophageal ulcers related to Behçet disease: A case report

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Abstract

Rationale:

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.

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