Behçet disease

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


Recurrent oral and genital ulcers. Longstanding headaches. Presenting now with hemoptysis.

Patient Data

Age: 45 year old
Gender: Male

Consolidation at the right upper zone. 

A partially defined opacity / nodule at the left middle lung zone. 

Increased interstitial markings diffusely and bilaterally, although the patients blouse exaggerated that!


The CT image shows the consolidation at the right upper lobe, with multiple partially thrombosed pulmonary artery branches saccular aneurysms. Also, there are patchy areas of alveolar shadows and randomly scattered nodules. 


Case Discussion

This case demonstrates some of the common pulmonary manifestations of Behçet disease.

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Case information

rID: 44247
Published: 29th Apr 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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