Serious Coronary Thrombosis and Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis Revealing Behçet's Disease
Di LIU, Wangbin NING, Xiaoxia ZUO
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Xiangya Hospital, Institute of Rheumatology and Immunology, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China
Keywords: Behçet's disease, coronary thrombosis, immunosuppressive agents, pulmonary artery thrombosis
Behçet's disease is a multisystem inflammatory disorder. Cardiovascular involvement is rare but may present with various manifestations, resulting in high mortality. In this article, we report a young male who had chest pain accompanied by systemic involvement, and was diagnosed of Behçet's disease with serious pulmonary artery and coronary thrombosis by systemic check-up. Finally, the patient was successfully treated with a combination of prednisone and immunosuppressive agents instead of surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of concurrent coronary thrombosis and pulmonary artery thrombosis in Behçet's disease patients.
The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.
The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and / or publication of this article: supported by research project No.81402993 of National Natural Science Foundation of China and research project No.2015zzts300 of the Graduate Project for Freedom to Explore in Central South University.