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J Rheum Dis. 2013 Feb;20(1):52-55. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4078/jrd.2013.20.1.52
Lee JM , Ahn J , Hwang YJ , Kim SH , Lee JS , Choi SJ , Lee YH , Ji JD , Song GG .
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Medical College, Seoul, Korea. lyhcgh@korea.ac.kr
Abstract

Behcet'sdisease is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by oral ulcers, genital ulcers, uveitis, and skin lesions. Furthermore, Behcet's disease can manifest as vascular lesions, such as, those of vasculitis, venous thrombosis, or thrombophlebitis or as an arterial aneurysm. Here, the authors report the case of a pulmonary artery aneurysm and deep vein thrombosis in a 41-year-old woman with a previous diagnosis of Behcet's disease. The patient presented with hemoptysis and a cough, and was found to have a bleeding pulmonary artery aneurysm at the right lower lung. Pulmonary arteriography was performed and the aneurysm was embolized with coils. As a result, hemoptysis did not subsequently recur. However, five years later, deep vein thrombosis occurred in the left leg. Left leg pain improved after the regional infusion of thrombolytics.

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