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The Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Esophageal Involvement in Patients with Behcet's Disease: A Single Center Experience in Korea

Authors
 Seung Woo Yi  ;  Jae Hee Cheon  ;  Jie Hyun Kim  ;  Sang Kil Lee  ;  Tae Il Kim  ;  Yong Chan Lee  ;  Won Ho Kim 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.24(1) : 52-56, 2009 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2009
MeSH
Adolescent ; Adult ; Aged ; Behcet Syndrome/complications* ; Behcet Syndrome/diagnosis ; Behcet Syndrome/epidemiology ; Child ; Child, Preschool ; Endoscopy, Digestive System ; Esophageal Diseases/diagnosis ; Esophageal Diseases/epidemiology ; Esophageal Diseases/etiology* ; Female ; Humans ; Korea ; Male ; Medical Records ; Middle Aged ; Prevalence ; Retrospective Studies
Keywords
Behçets Disease ; Esophageal Ulcer ; Intestinal Behçet's Disease ; Endoscopy
Abstract
While a significant amount of clinical information has been reported concerning intestinal involvement in Behcet's disease (BD), esophageal involvement in BD has not yet been studied extensively. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of esophageal involvement in BD and its clinical characteristics. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 842 patients diagnosed with BD at a single tertiary institution in Korea between January 1990 and June 2006. Of the 842 patients with BD, 129 patients (15.3%) experienced upper gastrointestinal symptoms that required inspection through esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Esophageal involvement was found in 6 (4.7%) of the 129 patients. The activity index of Behcet's disease did not differ among patients with or without esophageal involvement. All patients with esophageal involvement responded well to medical treatment and no one experienced serious complications. The results of our study demonstrate that the prevalence of esophageal involvement in BD is very low and that most patients with such involvement face few complications and respond well to medical treatment
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DOI
10.3346/jkms.2009.24.1.52
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Won Ho(김원호) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5682-9972
Kim, Jie-Hyun(김지현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9198-3326
Kim, Tae Il(김태일) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4807-890X
Lee, Sang Kil(이상길) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0721-0364
Yi, Seung Woo(이승우) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5929-9444
Lee, Yong Chan(이용찬) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8800-6906
Cheon, Jae Hee(천재희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2282-8904
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/103548
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