TITLE

Beh&ccedl;et's Disease with Chylothorax--Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Konishi, Tokuji; Takeuchi, Hideyuki; Iwata, Jiro; Nakano, Takeshi
PUB. DATE
January 1988
SOURCE
Angiology;Jan1988 Part 1, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Behçet's disease is a systemic disease primarily affecting the eye, genital, and oral mucosa but is known to have various rare complications. A patient with a twenty-year history of Behçet's disease was admitted owing to dyspnea caused by massive chylothorax. Administration of corticosteroid, heparin, and urokinase was ineffective, but the thoracic fluid was well controlled by pleuropexy with Broncasma Berna. Chylothorax complicating Behçet's disease is extremely rare, having been reported in only 2 cases.
ACCESSION #
16353235

 

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