Korean J Dermatol.  2018 Jun;56(5):325-328.

Behcet's Disease Associated with Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mhlee@khmc.or.kr

Abstract

Behcet's disease is a multisystem inflammatory disorder with a chronic relapsing course. It is considered a nonspecific systemic vasculitis involving both, venous and arterial circulation. Although lower extremity vein thrombosis (LEVT) is one of the most common manifestations of vascular involvement, a few cases are reported in the literature and to our knowledge, and only 2 cases were reported in Korea. We report a case of a 40-year-old Korean man with localized erythematous macules and patches on both lower extremities with a marked painful swelling on the right leg. The patient reported a history of similar lesions 10 years prior to presentation and also a history of recurrent aphthous oral ulcerations. Based on phlebographic findings of old LEVT in the right femoral vein, the patient was diagnosed with Behcet's disease associated with LEVT.

Keyword

Behcet's disease; Deep vein thrombosis

MeSH Terms

Adult
Femoral Vein
Humans
Korea
Leg
Lower Extremity
Oral Ulcer
Systemic Vasculitis
Thrombosis
Veins
Venous Thrombosis*
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