Acta Med. 2012, 55: 186-188

Successful Treatment of Intracardiac and Pulmonary Thrombi in Behçet’s Disease with Oral Anticoagulant and Immunosuppressive Therapy

Uğur Canpolata, Hikmet Yorgunb, Ali Akdoğanb, Kudret Aytemira

aHacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey: Department of Cardiology
bHacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey: Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Unit

Received June 28, 2012
Accepted October 29, 2012

Behçet’s disease is a multisystem chronic inflammatory disease generally presenting as recurrent oral-genital ulcers and uveitis. Vascular involvement is a common presentation. However, cardiac involvement is rare in this disorder. In this case report, we present a large right ventricular thrombus detected both in computed tomography and echocardiography in a 32 year-old male patient with complaints of fever, haemoptysis and weight loss. Intracardiac thrombus showed both clinical and radiological regression with oral anticoagulant and immunosuppressive therapy.


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