Small intestine & ampulla
Inflammatory disorders
Behçet disease


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PubMed Search: Behçet disease small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Behçet disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/smallbowelbehcet.html. Accessed May 8th, 2021.
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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