JACK M. LOCKHART, M.D.; WILLIAM MCINTYRE, M.D.; ERSKINE M. CAPERTON, M.D.
There appears to be only one report of esophageal ulceration associated with Behçet's syndrome (1) and that case was complicated by the use of chronic steroid therapy for "rheumatoid arthritis." We have recently observed esophageal ulcerations in a young patient with untreated Behçet's syndrome.
The patient is a 21-year-old white woman who was first seen at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in November 1974 for evaluation of chronic, painful vaginal and anal ulcerations and painful recurrent aphthous oral ulcers. The vaginal and rectal ulcers had been surgically excised without healing. For several months she had been having seven to eight
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LOCKHART JM, MCINTYRE W, CAPERTON EM. Esophageal Ulceration in Behçet's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:572-573. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-5-572
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(5):572-573.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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