An unusual case with vasculo-Behçet's disease: peripheral arterial aneurysm in an elderly woman

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Department of Rheumatology, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. sibely113@mynet.com

CER6627 Submission on line
2014 Vol.32, N°4 ,Suppl.84 - PI 0103, PF 0105
Case Report

Rheumatology Article



Behçet`s disease (BD) is a chronic, multi-systemic disorder that can affect all sizes of arteries and veins. Vascular involvement of BD is generally observed in young men and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Arterial lesions can appear as aneurysms, stenosis and occlusions in BD. We, here, present the case of a woman who developed a peripheral arterial aneurysm in her sixth decade, 20 years after disease onset. BD patients with aneurysms should be consulted at any age for pre- and post-operative assessment for immunosuppressive treatment to reduce recurrences, complications and disease activation.

PMID: 24295361 [PubMed]

Received: 21/05/2013 - Accepted : 09/09/2013 - In Press: 02/12/2013 - Published: 30/09/2014