Jacobs Journal of Clinical Case Reports

Behcet’s Disease Presenting with an Esophageal Aphthous Ulcer: A Case Report

Published on: 2018-08-13


Behcet’s disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory vasculitis which may affect both small and 2large vessels. The disease is mainly characterized by recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital aphthous ulcers, skin lesions, uveitis and articular involvements. Behcet disease’s gastrointestinal involvement consists of mucosal ulcerations of the gastrointestinal tract (Gut), abdominal pain, diarrhea, perforation, etc.