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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 279-281

Repeated surgeries in a patient with Behçet's disease, what changes to expect?

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Dr. RMLH and PGIMER, New Delhi, India

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Anurag Gupta
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Dr. RMLH and PGIMER, New Delhi - 01
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DOI: 10.4103/0259-1162.118983

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Behçet's disease is a multisystem inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology characterized by vasculitis of large and smaller vessels. Most common features are appearance of oral ulcers which later heal by scarring and ocular involvement leading to glaucoma requiring surgical treatment. Here, we report a case of child suffering from Behçet's disease undergoing repeated ocular surgery for uncontrolled glaucoma and found that with the usual risk involved in such patients there are important changes in the airway when the patient is exposed to repeated surgery under general anesthesia.

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