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A case of Behçet’s disease with various gastrointestinal findings

  • Kentaro Tominaga
  • Kenya Kamimura
  • Kazuya Takahashi
  • Junji Yokoyama
  • Shuji Terai
Case Report

Abstract

Behçet’s disease (BD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder involving the oral and genital mucosa, skin, eyes, gastrointestinal tract, joints, vasculature, and nervous. The gastrointestinal lesions accompanying with BD can extend along the full length of the tract, from the mouth to the anus, and show various clinical characteristics which is difficult to be differentiate from the other inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Hence, the differential diagnosis is difficult and can affect treatment outcomes. We report here, a BD case showing varied gastrointestinal lesions and endoscopic findings. The information, endoscopic findings, differential diagnosis, and treatment approach in this case might help physicians to distinguish from other diseases and to manage similar cases

Keywords

Behçet’s disease Intestinal type Endoscopy 

Notes

Compliance of ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Informed consent

Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images.

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© Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental SciencesNiigata UniversityNiigataJapan

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