Intestinal Behcet's disease with esophageal ulcers and colonic longitudinal ulcers

World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Apr 28;12(16):2622-4. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i16.2622.


Intestinal Behcet's disease in a 38-year-old woman was diagnosed because of the history of recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, erythema nodosum-like eruptions, genital ulcer, and endoscopic findings of esophageal and ileocolonic punched-out ulcers with colonic longitudinal ulcers. Esophageal lesions and colonic longitudinal ulcers are rarely seen in intestinal Behcet's disease. The ulcers of esophagus and ileocolon healed with 3 wk of treatment with prednisolone and mesalazine without any adverse effect. Mesalazine may decrease the total dose of prednisolone required to treat the disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Colonic Diseases / etiology*
  • Esophageal Diseases / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ulcer / etiology*