An Adolescent Presented With Hemoptysis: Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm in Pediatric Behçet’s Disease
1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Connective tissue disease, hemoptysis, pediatrics, pulmonary
Behçet’s disease (BD) is a rare autoimmune and chronic inflammatory vasculitis, characterized by relapsing episodes of oral aphthous and genital ulcers, skin lesions, ocular lesions and vascular involvement. Pulmonary artery involvement is rare in BD but it carries a high mortality risk. In this article, we report a 15-year-old male patient presented with a two-month history of hemoptysis, cough, fewer and weight loss. On physical examination, auscultation revealed decreased breath sounds at left lung base. Bronchoscopy showed narrowed left lower lobe bronchus due to the external compression. Computed tomography angiography revealed multiple bilateral pulmonary artery aneurysms. Pathergy test was positive and he was diagnosed with BD. BD should be considered in the differential diagnosis of childhood hemoptysis.
Citation: Baş İkizoğlu N, Atağ E, Ergenekon AP, Yılmaz Yeğit C, Gökdemir Y, Erdem Eralp E. An Adolescent Presented With Hemoptysis: Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm in Pediatric Behçet’s Disease. Arch Rheumatol 2020;35(2):283-286.
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