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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2012, Article ID 539310, 3 pages
Case Report

Bilateral Knee Pain Associated with Bone Infarction in a Patient with Behcet's Disease

1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diyarbakir State Hospital, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey

Received 23 September 2012; Accepted 14 October 2012

Academic Editors: S. Hamoud and S. Ikuyama

Copyright © 2012 Pelin Oktayoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We describe a 31-years-old female patient with severe pain in both knees who had been diagnosed as Behcet’s disease (BD) for 12 years. She had had a history of complications due to BD including superior vena cava thrombosis, pulmonary thromboembolism, uveitis, and erythema nodosum and has reported the administration of corticosteroid therapy irregularly. After radiologic evaluation, she has been diagnosed with bone infarction of both left and right knee with the existance of lupus anticoagulants (LA) positivity. Severe joint pain without the evidence of arthritis must alert the clinician to the possibility of bone necrosis of the extremity, although those may rarely occur bilateral in BD.