Small bowel (small intestine)
Inflammatory disorders
Behçet disease

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 12 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Behçet disease small bowel

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Behçet disease. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare immune mediated systemic vasculitis that often presents with mucous membrane ulceration and ocular problems (Wikipedia: Behçet Disease [Accessed 12 February 2018])
  • GI involvement in 10% of cases, usually ileum and cecum
  • Punched out ulcers that may perforate
  • Perivascular inflammation, necrotizing and nonnecrotising lymphocytic vasculitis affecting small veins and venules is often present
  • Also aphthous stomatitis, genital ulcers, relapsing iritis
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Ulcers - site unspecified