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Behcet´s disease with gastric involvement: a case report

Erkan Cure, Altug Senol, Cem Kockar, Abdulkadir Basturk, Bunyamin Aydin, Mehmet Isler

Am J Case Rep 2008; 9:4-6

ID: 690768

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Published: 2008-01-15


Background: Behcet’s disease (BD) is a vasculitis characterized by oral and genital ulcers and uveitis. Involvement of the gastrointestinal system is called Entero-behcet’s disease. There are rare reports of gastric ulcer in patients with BD in scientific journals.
Case Report: A 33 years old woman with history of BD was admitted to emergency service with melena for 3 days. An esophagogastroduedonoscopy was performed and 5 aphthous ulcers were seen in on antrum and corpus.
Conclusions: Gastric involvement is seen rarely. Gastric involvement in BD may present with gastric bleeding.

Keywords: Aphthous ulcer, behcet’s disease, gastric bleeding, gastrointestinal involvement, Stomach