M.G. Mantzourani, K. Chantziara, I. Thanopoulou, H. Variami, G. Vaiopoulos, G.A. Pangalis
First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Athens, Medical School, Laikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
2009 Vol.27, N°2 ,Suppl.53 - PI 0085, PF 0087
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Behçet`s disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. Coexistence of BD along with hematological malignancies is extremely rare. We describe a patient diagnosed with BD and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML) with trisomy 8. This case suggests that trisomy 8 may be involved in the concurrent manifestation of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and BD with gastrointestinal ulcers.
PMID: 19796540 [PubMed]