A case of intestinal Behcet’s disease under Adalimumab

David T. Dulaney, Wassem Juakiem, Katherine Cebe, Angelo H. Paredes


Behcet’s disease (BD) is a multisystem mucocutaneous inflammatory condition characterized by recurrent genital and oral ulcers, ocular inflammation, and can involve the gastrointestinal tract. Treatment involves the usage of immunosuppressive agents to control the disease with glucocorticoids utilized for treatment of flares. Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors are frequently used to control the disease as well. We present the case of a 40 years old African American female presenting with intestinal BD that was refractory to adalimumab therapy. In conjunction with glucocorticoids, the patient’s intestinal disease was controlled with infliximab therapy. Currently, there have been no studies comparing the efficacy of TNFα inhibitors on the treatment of BD. Future studies are needed to compare the efficacy of TNFα inhibitor agents in the treatment of intestinal manifestations of BD.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crim.v4n3p62


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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