Behçet's disease combined with various types of fistula

Hye Jin Chung, Bon Cheol Goo, Ju Hee Lee, Dongsik Bang, Kwang Hoon Lee, Eun So Lee, Sungnack Le

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BehçEt's disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, multisystem disorder, characterized by recurrent oral ulcer, genital ulcers, eye lesion, and skin lesion. The underlying pathology is nonspecific vasculitis of all vessel sizes, and severe vasculitis can result in fistula formation of neighboring tissues due to a necrotic process. Herein, eleven cases of BD combined with fistula are presented. In the present study, various types of fistula were associated; enterocutaneous fistula in six patients, and rectovaginal fistula in two. The other three patients showed aortoduodenal fistula, urethrovaginal fistula and urethrocutaneous fistula. They were treated with a corrective operation, but the prognoses were poor due to frequent relapses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-628
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct

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