Fujiwara S, Shimizu I, Ishikawa M, Uehara K, Yamamoto H, Okazaki M, Horie T, Iuchi A, Ito S. Intestinal Behcet’s disease with esophageal ulcers and colonic longitudinal ulcers. World J Gastroenterol 2006; 12(16): 2622-2624 [PMID: 16688814 DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i16.2622]
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Ichiro Shimizu, MD, Department of Digestive and Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokushima University Graduate School of Medicine, Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan. email@example.com
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Soichiro Fujiwara, Momoko Ishikawa, Kohzo Uehara, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Michiyo Okazaki, Takahiro Horie, Arata Iuchi, Department of Internal Medicine, Miyoshi Prefectural Hospital, Tokushima, Japan
Ichiro Shimizu, Susumu Ito, Department of Digestive and Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokushima University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokushima, Japan
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Received: September 13, 2005 Revised: January 8, 2006 Accepted: January 14, 2006 Published online: April 28, 2006
Intestinal Behcet’s disease in a 38-year-old woman was diagnosed because of the history of recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, erythema nodosum-like eruptions, genital ulcer, and endoscopic findings of esophageal and ileocolonic punched-out ulcers with colonic longitudinal ulcers. Esophageal lesions and colonic longitudinal ulcers are rarely seen in intestinal Behcet’s disease. The ulcers of esophagus and ileocolon healed with 3 wk of treatment with prednisolone and mesalazine without any adverse effect. Mesalazine may decrease the total dose of prednisolone required to treat the disease.