Sudden hoarseness due to unilateral cord vocal paralysis in a patient with Behçet's disease

Clin Rheumatol. 2003 Sep;22(3):254-5. doi: 10.1007/s10067-003-0708-3.


Behçet's disease is a systemic necrotising vasculitis affecting arteries and veins of all sizes in any location [1]. Here we report a patient with Behçet's disease who presented with sudden hoarseness due to unilateral vocal cord paralysis from recurrent laryngeal nerve damage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Behcet Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hoarseness / complications*
  • Hoarseness / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Male
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis / complications*
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis / diagnosis