An unusual presentation of Behcet's disease: Intestinal perforation


PIRILDAR T., Keser G. , TUNC E., ALKANAT M., TUNCYUREK M., DOGANAVSARGIL E.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.20, ss.61-62, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/pl00011185
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.61-62

Özet

Behcet's disease (BD), when first described in 1937, consisted of three symptoms: recurrent oral and genital ulcerations and iridocyclitis [1]. Today, it is known that ED is a multisystemic chronic vasculitic disorder which may involve both arteries and veins of all sizes, as well as the central nervous and gastrointestinal systems. The rate of gastrointestinal involvement of ED varies in different populations, being more common in Japan (50%-60%) and less common in the Mediterranean basin, including Turkey (0%-5%) [2,3]. We present a 34-year-old Turkish woman with ED who had ileal and colonic ulcerations complicated by perforation and gastrointestinal bleeding. Special emphasis was placed on the differential diagnosis between Crohn's disease (CD) and ED with gastrointestinal involvement.