Stenosis and Aneurysm of Coronary Arteries in A Patient with Behcet’s Disease

Hammami Sonia1, *, Ben Hamda Khaldoun2, Mahjoub Sylvia1, Maatoug Faouzi2, Gamra Habib1, Ben Farhat Mohamed1
1 Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital “F. Bourguiba” Monastir (Tunisia)
2 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital “F. Bourguiba” Monastir (Tunisia)

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Coronary artery disease is extremely rare in patients with Behçet’s disease. We report the case of a patient with a history of Behçet’s disease who was admitted in our hospital with instable angina pectoris. The patient’s electrocardiogram was normal. Coronary angiography revealed aneurysm of the distal right coronary artery with a tight stenosis of the proximal part of the posterolateral branch. These two conditions were initially treated with immunosuppressive treatment. Three years later coronary angiography showed a total occlusion of the right coronary artery treated with medical therapy. More than fourteen cases of coronary involvement were reported in the literature but the etiopathogeny and the treatment are yet unknown

Key Words: Behçet’s disease, coronary aneurysm, stenosis..