Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis as the First Presentation of Behçet's Syndrome

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Ziyad Alakkas; Waad Kazi; Mohamed Mattar; Eman Abdul Wahhab Salem; Naglaa Fawzy Seleem


J Med Case Reports. 2021;15(322) 

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Vascular involvement in Behçet's syndrome is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality of such patients. Early detection of vascular involvement has a major impact on the prognosis of patients with Behçet's syndrome. The mainstay treatment of pulmonary artery thrombosis is immunosuppression and anticoagulation, but the effectiveness of anticoagulation is debatable.