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Title: A rare case of Behçet disease with generalised myositis, cardiomyositis and necrotising fasciitis
Austin Authors: Ng, Felix C ;Chiong, Fabian Joon Kiong;Buchanan, Russell R C ;Burrell, Louise M 
Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Eastern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Department of Rheumatology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2016
Publication information: BMJ Case Reports 2016; 2016: bcr-2015-211983
Abstract: Behçet disease (BD) is a rare relapsing, multisystem vasculitis characterised by recurrent oral and genital ulcers, and uveitis. As an autoimmune small vessel vasculitis, BD can involve other organs including the skin, joints, nervous system, kidney and the gastrointestinal tract. This report describes a 40-year-old woman who presented with an uncommon feature of BD, namely myositis, and who went on to develop myocarditis and polymicrobial necrotising fasciitis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of an immunocompromised-associated infection occurring in BD without concurrent immunosuppressive therapy.
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2015-211983
Journal: BMJ Case Reports
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Behcet Syndrome
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
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