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J Korean Rheum Assoc. 2008 Mar;15(1):63-69. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4078/jkra.2008.15.1.63
Hong HJ , Lee SY , Kim HI , Hwang JY , Jo YM , Ryu HC , Lee SW , Chung WT , Kim DC .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea. wtchung@dau.ac.kr
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

Behcet's disease is chronic and systemic inflammatory vasculitis, characterized by immunologically involving in variable size of arteries and veins. Clinically, principal manifestations are recurrent oral ulcer, genital ulcer, skin and eye lesions. Compared to other connective tissue disease, cancer is not accompanied commonly in Behcet's disease. But, immunological confusion such as T cell depletion or B cell hyperplasia, or long-term of immunosuppressive treatment lead to occurrence of malignancy. Recently, we experienced a case of maxillary mass, induced to abrupt headache in Behcet's disease, confirmed diffuse large B cell lymphoma by biopsy, and treated by rituximab-CHOP chemotherapy. Thus we report these with literature review.

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