Serum visfatin levels in Behcet's disease patients and their correlation with disease activity

Altunel C. T., Tatlican S., Oktay B., Ulukaradag Z., GÜLBAHAR Ö.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.48, no.2, pp.82-86, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background and Design: Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder. Genetic susceptibility, triggering infections and environmental factors that alter innate and acquired immunity are accused in its pathogenesis. Visfatin is a novel adipocytokine which exerts proinflammatory effects. In the present study, by comparing serum visfatin levels in patients with active BD with those in patients with inactive BD and healthy controls, we investigated the role of visfatin in the inflammatory process of BD.