Is Immunosuppressive and Thrombolytic Therapy Really Effective in a Patient With Intracardiac Thrombosis and Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm due to Behçet’s Disease?
Nükhet ALADAĞ ÇİFTDEMİR1, Selman GÖKALP2, Tuba EREN1
1Department of Pediatrics, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
2Department of Pediatrics, Cerrahpaşa University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Behçet’s disease, intracardiac thrombosis, pulmonary artery aneurysm
Behçet’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.
The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.
The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.
We would like to thank Dr. Kasapcopur and Dr. Vatansever for their guidance and encouragement regarding the patient’s treatment.