Journal of Surgical Pathology and Diagnosis

ISSN: 2684-4575

Open Access

Jingjing Hu

Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego, USA

  • Case Report   
    Behcet?s Disease Mimicking Crohn Disease: A Pathological Approach to a Case
    Author(s): Jingjing Hu*, Andreas Ciscato and Mojgon Hosseini

    Bechet’s Disease (BD) is a rare entity. It’s a multi-systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by recurrent ulcers and vasculitis, mainly including oral cavity, eyes, gastrointestinal tract and joints. Crohn’s Disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that may affect the same organs as BD, however more frequently the GI tract. Distinguish BD from CD can be very challenge due to the overlapping clinical presentation and similar morphology features on pathology biopsy specimens. Herein, we present a rare and interesting case which BD mimics IBD on the GI biopsies but with some unique findings. This is a case report of a 32-year-old, female, who first presented at ED with fatigue, weight loss, arthralgia, and erythema nodosum. One month later, patient was admitted for oral ulcers, skin rash, genital ulcers and melena. Treatment with prednisone w.. Read More»
    DOI: DOI: 10.37421/ 2684-4575.2022.4.3.123

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