Fatal progression of Behçet's disease after cardiac surgery

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1989 Oct;37(5):320-1. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1020343.


The authors describe a patient affected with Behçet's disease who developed, after cardiac surgery, acute clinical manifestations of the syndrome and died of a generalized infection. They also discuss the clinical aspects, the particular clinical course, and the therapy of the disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Behcet Syndrome / mortality*
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications / mortality*