Cardiac and great vessel thrombosis in Behçet's disease

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Özatli D., KAV T., HAZNEDAROĞLU İ. C., BÜYÜKAŞIK Y., KOŞAR A., Özcebe O., ...More

Internal Medicine, vol.40, no.1, pp.68-72, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.40.68
  • Journal Name: Internal Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-72
  • Keywords: Behcet's disease, cardiac involvement, vascular involvement, interferon treatment, THROMBOMODULIN, MANIFESTATIONS, VASCULITIS
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic relapsing systemic vasculitis in which orogenital ulceration is a prominent feature. The disease affects many systems and causes hypercoagulability. We present a 27-year-old male patient who exhibited widespread great vessel thrombosis including right atrial and ventricular thrombi in the setting of right-sided infectious endocarditis and orogenital aphthous ulcerations and erythema nodosum due to BD. We reviewed the enigmatic prothrombotic state of BD, and discuss our prior experiences in this field.