Behcet's disease with severe arterial involvement in a child

Besbas N., Ozyurek E., Balkanci F., Ozen S., Saatci I., Ozaltin F., ...More

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.21, no.2, pp.176-179, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-002-8278-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-179
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Behcet's disease is a vasculitis characterised by its thrombotic tendency. In some patients, manifestations of vascular lesions may dominate the clinical picture instead of the classic triad. We describe a 13-year-old boy with a 1.5-year history of Behcet's disease presenting with complaints of acute abdominal pain, severe headache and decreased vision. His work-up revealed a saccular aneurysm of the distal abdominal aorta, thrombosis in the right common iliac, external iliac and femoral arteries. and thrombosis of the superior sagittal sinus. Aortoiliac bypass with a Dacron graft was performed with success. He also received cyclosporin A and anticoagulant therapy.