Abro, Ali Hassan; Abdou, Ahmed M. Saleh; Saleh, Jamal Al; Ustadi, Abdulla M.; Younis, Nadeem J.; Doleh, Wafa F.
April 2010
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences;Apr2010, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p464
Academic Journal
Case Study
Behcet's Disease is a multi-system, chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by chronic relapsing course. Its principal manifestations are oral and genital ulcers as well as inflammation of the eyes, skin and joints, while vascular and neurological complications may results in death. The etiology and pathogenesis of the disease are still obscure and specific treatment is not available. We report the case history of a patient with Behcet's Disease. He presented with fever, arthritis and weight loss of 3-week duration. He was also found to have hyperthyroidism, extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, and strongyloidiasis. Although, the association between thyroid diseases and auto-immune connective tissue disorders as well as tuberculosis is well recognized, there had been, to the best of our knowledge, no reports of Behcet's Disease associated with thyroid dysfunction. However, further studies are required to investigate any association between Behcet's Disease and thyroid dysfunction.


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