Erosive arthritis resembling osteomyelitis in Behcet's disease

Jae Hyun Jung, Ye Jin Lee, Young Ho Seo, Sung Jae Choi

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    Erosive arthritis in Behcet's disease (BD) is rare and confused with infectious diseases such as osteomyelitis. Clinical course and imaging may be similar in BD-related arthritis and osteomyelitis. A 48-year woman diagnosed with BD developed recurrent pain in both feet. Magnetic resonance imaging of her feet showed bony erosions and suggested osteomyelitis with myositis or septic arthritis, but the response to antibiotics was equivocal. We diagnosed BD-related arthritis and started treatment with methotrexate, and increased azathioprine and sulfasalazine, and her joint symptoms improved. BD-related arthritis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of BD patients with articular manifestations that may mimic septic arthritis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)719-720
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sept 1

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    • Behcet's disease
    • Erosive arthritis
    • Osteomyelitis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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