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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 238-240

Intestinal Behcet's disease presenting with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding

1 Department of General Surgery, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
2 Department of Pathology, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Fatima N Obeidat
735, Amman 11953
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.129575

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Gastrointestinal (GI) involvement in Behcet's disease (BD) is variable, with the so called "Intestinal BD" being a rare presentation of this disease. Furthermore, its association with massive lower GI bleeding is considered a rare presentation. In this case presentation, we report case of a 27-year-old male, known to have BD who presented with massive lower GI bleeding, requiring empirical subtotal colectomy. Intestinal BD has variable presentation that may require urgent surgical management. It is also important to keep it in the differential diagnosis when dealing with patients presenting with lower GI bleeding with history of BD.

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