Aortic branch aneurysm in the patient with Behcet's disease
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A 35-year-old male patient presented with fever. Chest X-ray revealed a mass lesion in right upper field. The enhanced pulmonary CT showed the aneurysm and occlusion of left subclavian artery. The value of CRP increased to 2.88 mg/dl. The result of bacterial blood culture was negative. He has no episodes of hypertension and diabetic mellitus. He has had an oral aphtha, a nephelopia, an erythema nodosum and a genital pain. His types of HLA are B51 and A26. He was diagnosed as Behcet's disease with vasculitis. The vascular system is involved in 25-30% of patients with Behcet's disease. Arterial manifestations of the disease involve aneurysm formation (65%) and occlusions (35%). When an aortic aneurysm is observed, it is necessary to pay attention to the clinical symptoms of Behcet's disease...

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Sir, as mentioned above in text that chest x ray demonstrated right apical lesion, actual picture shows it on left side, small error, note please, otherwise an excellent study, thanks
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