Successful treatment of recurrent intracardiac thrombus in Behçet's disease with immunosuppressive therapy

Yuko Kaneko, Karin Tanaka, Akihiro Yoshizawa, Hidekata Yasuoka, Akira Suwa, Toru Satoh, Shiro Iwanaga, Satoshi Ogawa, Yasuo Ikeda, Michito Hirakata

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Abstract

Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcers, skin eruptions and uveitis. Neurological, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems are also involved. Although venous and arterial vasculitis occur in up to one-third of patients, intracardiac thrombus is a very rare complication. We herein report the case of a 46-year-old man with BD who presented with a large right atrial thrombus. Within a month after surgical removal, the thrombus recurred and was successfully treated with immunosuppressants that included prednisolone and cyclophosphamide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-887
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and experimental rheumatology
Volume23
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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