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Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2002;52(4):405-410.
DOI:    Published online April 1, 2002.
A Case of Suspected Behcet's Desease Diagnosed by Manifestation of Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm.
Hoon Soo Kim, , Jae Hwa Cho, , Moon Hee Yang, , Hyun Jeong Kim, , Byung Joon Park, , Young Shin Kim, , Jeong Seon Ryu, , Hong Lyeol Lee, , Yong Han Yoon,
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
2Department of Chest Surgery, College of medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
Behcet's disease is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder with an unknown etiology. It affects many organs and is characterized by recurrent attacks. Pulmonary artery aneurysms occur more frequent in males, and it is o ne of the rare pulmonary complications of Behcet's disease. It has a poor and prognosis, and is also one of the leading causes of death from Behcet's disease. Here we report a case of suspected Behcet's disease diagnosed by a manifestation of a pulmonary artery aneurysm in a 37-year-old woman.
Key Words: Pulmonary artery aneurysm, Suspected Behcet's disease, Woman

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