DOI: 10.1111/1756-185x.14852 ISSN: 1756-1841

A case of Behçet syndrome presenting with acute coronary syndrome

Gamze Akkuzu, Aslan Erdoğan, Chanife Moustafa, Rabia Deniz, Duygu Sevinç Özgür, Bilgin Karaalioğlu, Fatih Yıldırım, Cemal Bes
  • Rheumatology


Cardiac involvement (CI) is rare in Behçet syndrome (BS), but the important point is that CI may be the first manifestation of the disease. The presence of CI worsens the prognosis of BS, so early diagnosis and early initiation of immunosuppressive treatment (IST) are vital. Coronary aneurysm may develop spontaneously in these patients, or any vascular intervention may cause aneurysm with a pathergy‐like reaction. The risk of restenosis is high after percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass surgery applied without IST. Therefore, it should be kept in mind that IST constitutes the main step of treatment. Herein, we present a young male diagnosed with BS after acute coronary syndrome caused by coronary artery aneurysms and thrombosis.

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