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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2013, Article ID 637015, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/637015
Case Report

Behçet’s Disease and Intracardiac Thrombosis: A Report of Three Cases

1Department of Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Akademik Yerleşke, Sıhhıye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Akademik Yerleşke, Sıhhıye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Neurology, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Akademik Yerleşke, Sıhhıye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Cardiology, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Akademik Yerleşke, Sıhhıye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
5Department of Internal Medicine, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Akademik Yerleşke, Sıhhıye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey

Received 20 April 2013; Accepted 14 May 2013

Academic Editors: G. S. Alarcon and R. Cevik

Copyright © 2013 Nurşen Düzgün 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.

Abstract

We present three patients with Behçet’s disease associated with intracardiac thrombus and pulmonary vascular involvement. One of these patients had also Budd-Chiari syndrome. All patients were treated with corticosteroid plus monthly intravenous cyclophosphamide as first line treatment and with no recurrences. Immunosuppressive therapy was successful in the treatment of intracardiac thrombus and also in the regression of pulmonary vascular thromboses in these patients. Intracardiac thrombus in Behçet’s disease is rarely seen. Behçet’s disease should be remembered in the differential diagnosis of the patients with intracardiac mass, especially in patients from the Mediterranean and Middle East populations.