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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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DETANICO, Ana Bittencourt et al. Aortic thrombosis in a patient with a late diagnosis of Behcet's disease. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.2, pp.193-196. ISSN 1677-5449.

Behcet's disease is form of systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. One surprising feature is that arterial involvement is less common in this disease than venous forms, accounting for 1 to 7% of patients. In 7 to 30% of cases the vascular symptoms precede the clinical diagnosis of Behcet. We describe the case of a patient with Thromboangiitis Obliterans who was treated with lumbar sympathectomy and an aortobiiliac bypass. Around 1 year later he was diagnosed with Behcet's disease after presenting with oral ulcers, genital ulcers and scaling lesions on the hands.

Keywords : Behcet Syndrome; arteritis; peripheral arterial disease.

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