Jacobs Journal of Clinical Case Reports

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

*Maryam Masoumi
Department Of Case Reports, Qom University Of Medical Sciences, Iran – Rheumatology Research Center, Iran, Islamic Republic Of

*Corresponding Author:
Maryam Masoumi
Department Of Case Reports, Qom University Of Medical Sciences, Iran – Rheumatology Research Center, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Email:m.masoumiy@gmail.com

Published on: 2018-08-13

Abstract

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.

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Introduction

Behcet’s Disease (BD) is a chronic, multisystemic inflammatory disorder. It is rare but the prevalence is high in countries such as China, Korea, Japan, and Turkey and Iran along the ancient Silk Road from East Asia to Mediterranean, and the lower prevalence of BD is in the United States and Northern European countries. [1-4] The disease was first described by the Turkish dermatologist, Dr. Hulusi Behcet. In 1937 he described a triad of oral and genital aphthous ulcerations, and Uveitis. It was classified as a vasculitis in 2012 in the variable vessel subgroup affecting vessels of all sizes, types, and localizations.