Behcet’s Disease Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin : A Case Report

Authors

  • Tabassum Samad Nephrology, Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka 1000,
  • Jamal Uddin Ahmed Internal Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka 1000,
  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Internal Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka 1000,
  • AKM Musa Internal Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka 1000,
  • Khwaja Nazim Uddin Internal Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka 1000,
  • AKM Shaheen Ahmed Internal Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka 1000,
  • Hasna Fahmima Haque Haemodialysis Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Shahbag, Dhaka 1000,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v3i1.17128

Keywords:

Behcet’s disease, Inflammatory disease, Pathergy test

Abstract

Behcets disease (BD) is an inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent oral aphthous ulcers and numerous systemic manifestations. The underlying cause of Behcets disease is unknown. As with other autoimmune diseases, the disorder may represent aberrant immune activity triggered by exposure to an antigen, perhaps infectious, in patient with a genetic predisposition to develop the disease. Here we are reporting a case of Behcets disease in a 50 year old gentleman who presented with fever, recurrent oral ulcers and genital ulcer. Diagnostic workup excluded other possible diseases. Pathergy test was positive. Prednisolone was started along with other supportive therapy and patient subsequently improved.

Birdem Med J 2013; 3(1): 50-53

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v3i1.17128

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Published

2013-11-24

How to Cite

Samad, T., Ahmed, J. U., Rahim, M. A., Musa, A., Uddin, K. N., Ahmed, A. S., & Haque, H. F. (2013). Behcet’s Disease Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin : A Case Report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 3(1), 50–53. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v3i1.17128

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Case Reports