An adolescent case of extensive Behcet's disease successfully treated with Infliximab

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Isiyel E., Bakkaloglu S., Oguz D. , Yenicesu I., Boyunaga O., Ozdemir Y., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.61, sa.4, ss.585-588, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24953/turkjped.2019.04.016
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.585-588


Cardiac involvement is an uncommon and life-threatening complication of Behget's Disease. We present a 14-year-old boy, admitted to our hospital for recurrent hemoptysis. In his radiologic evaluation, a right ventricular thrombus and pulmonary arterial aneurysm were identified. He was diagnosed with Behcet's Disease, and then he received prednisone and cyclophosphamide. However, his cardiac thrombus enlargened. After his treatment was replaced with infliximab, the pulmonary aneurysms regressed, and the cardiac thrombus disappeared. In conclusion, infliximab should be considered as a reliable option for vascular Behcet's Disease resistant to conventional treatment.