Behçet's disease presenting with a right atrial vegetation

Y. Nakata, M. Awazu, Y. Kojima, Mitsuaki Tokumura, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, N. Yamashita

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Abstract

Behçet's disease (BD) is difficult to diagnose in children because patients often do not have characteristic symptoms and pediatricians have a low awareness of BD. We report on the case of BD in a 12-year-old boy that presented as endocarditis. Prednisolone, started after infective endocarditis had been ruled out, had a dramatic effect. Cardiac involvement in BD and the differential diagnosis of endocarditis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 May

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Keywords

  • Behçet's disease
  • Cardiac lesion
  • Noninfective endocarditis
  • Pediatric
  • Vegetation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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