Is Immunosuppressive and Thrombolytic Therapy Really Effective in a Patient With Intracardiac Thrombosis and Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm due to Behcet's Disease?

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Aladag Ciftdemir N., GÖKALP S. , EREN T.

ARCHIVES OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.34, ss.451-456, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/archrheumatol.2019.7169
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.451-456


Behcet's disease (BD) is a rare, multisystemic, chronic vasculitic disorder with unknown etiology. Intracardiac thrombus formation and pulmonary artery aneurysm in BD are very rare. The treatment protocol in patients with vascular involvement, particularly those with pulmonary artery aneurysm accompanied by thrombosis, have not been clearly defined. In this article, we report an exceptional case, who had been treated unsuccessfully with a combination of anti-inflammatory/immunosuppressive therapy and thrombolytic agents, to discuss the poor prognosis of pulmonary artery aneurysm accompanying intracardiac thrombosis in juvenile BD.