Aortitis With Severe Aortic Regurgitation in Behcet's Disease: A Case Report

Hsin Hui Chiu, Shoei Shen Wang, Mei Hwan Wu, Jou Kou Wang

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Behcet's aortitis is a rare, but one of the most severe complications of Behcet's disease. We report a 24-year-old woman who was noted initially to have aortitis and severe aortic regurgitation caused by Behcet's disease. After receiving aortic valve replacement, aortoplasty and immunosuppressant therapy, her condition became stationary. As far as we are aware, she is the youngest case that has undergone surgery. The early onset of hemodynamic decompensation is considered to be related to delay in diagnosis and lack of steroid treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • aortic regurgitation
  • aortitis
  • Behcet's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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