Behçet’s Disease with Bilateral Renal Infarction Due to Mucormycosis

Kumiko Shimoyama, Tomoyuki Niwa, Shogo Furukawa, Naomi Morishita, Yuka Nagakura, Haruka Yonezawa, Masakazu Hatakeyama, Yusuke Okubo, Daisuki Suzuki, Isao Kosugi, Kazuya Shiogama, Noriyoshi Ogawa

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We herein report a case of Behçet’s disease with renal infarction due to mucormycosis. A 76-year-old man with entero-Behçet’s disease had been treated with glucocorticoid and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. His entero-Behçet’s disease was refractory to these treatments, and ileocecal resection was performed. After the operation, renal infarction that was unresponsive to anticoagulation therapy developed. He ultimately died of renal failure due to renal infarction. At the autopsy, histopathology of abundant hyphae in the renal vessel wall revealed mucormycosis. Renal mucormycosis is an important cause of renal failure with renal infarction in immunocompromised patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077-1083
Number of pages7
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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