Right ventricular thrombus with Behcet's syndrome - Successful treatment with warfarin and immunosuppressive agents


DOĞAN S. M. , Birdane A., Korkmaz C. , Ata N., Timuralp B.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.34, no.3, pp.360-362, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-362

Abstract

Behcet's syndrome Is a chronic multisystem disease that presents with recurrent oral and genital ulceration and recurrent uveitis. Cardiac involvement is an extremely rare manifestation of this disorder A 33-year-old man with Behcet's syndrome was admitted to our department with a history of cough, fever, chest pain, hemoptysis, and weight loss. Transthoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography revealed a right ventricular thrombus. After I month of treatment with warfarin, cyclophosphamide, and corticosteroid the intracardiac thrombus resolved.