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Destructive Sinusopathy and Middle Ear Involvement in Behçet’s Syndrome

A case report
  • H.M.G. Martins
  • S. Santos
  • J.F. Lourenco
  • J. AM. Araújo
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 528)

Conclusions

Dysphonic laryngitis caused by a documented lesion and correlated with a typical clinical picture was present in this case. Rhinitis with destructive sinusopathy caused by Behçet’s syndrome is most probably present in this patient; given a reliable histological marker a nasal sinus biopsy may come to support this conclusion. Though middle ear involvement with chronic bilateral middle ear otitis is undoubtedly proved in this patient, no histological confirmation can be presented.

Keywords

Hearing Loss Periodontal Disease Pathergy Test Typical Clinical Picture Recurrent Oral Ulceration 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • H.M.G. Martins
    • 1
  • S. Santos
    • 1
  • J.F. Lourenco
    • 1
  • J. AM. Araújo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine 6Hospital Fernando FonsecaLisbonPortugal

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