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Small bowel (small intestine)

Inflammatory disorders

Behcet’s disease

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Rare immune-mediated systemic vasculitis that often presents with mucous membrane ulceration and ocular problems (Wikipedia)
● GI involvement in 10% of cases, usually ileum and cecum
● Punched out ulcers that may perforate
● Perivascular inflammation, necrotizing and nonnecrotising lymphocytic vasculitis affecting small veins and venules is often present
● Also aphthous stomatitis, genital ulcers, relapsing iritis

Case reports

● 30 year old man with massive GI bleeding (Korean J Gastroenterol 2007;49:400)

Gross images

Various images

Micro images

Ulcers-site unspecified

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