Myocardial infarction and deep venous thrombosis in a young patient with Behçet disease

Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2006 Jan;12(1):105-9. doi: 10.1177/107602960601200118.


Behçet disease (BD) is a chronic relapsing systemic vasculitic disorder affecting the arteries, veins, and vessels of any size. Vascular lesions in BD usually represent an occlusive nature suggesting a hypercoagulable/ prothrombotic state. Coronary arteries are rarely involved in BD. In this report, a 27-year-old male patient in whom myocardial infarction developed secondary to coronary arterial thrombosis together with deep venous thrombosis was presented. This is a review of the pathologic hemostasis and the prothrombotic state of BD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Coronary Thrombosis / complications
  • Hemostasis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
  • Thrombophilia
  • Venous Thrombosis / complications*