The association between the parenchymal neurological involvement and posterior uveitis in Behcet's syndrome


Bitik B., TUFAN A. , Sahin K., Karadag Y. S. , Sandikci S. C. , Mercan R., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.34, no.6, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Keywords: Behcet's syndrome, neuro-Behcet's syndrome, posterior uveitis, RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS, DISEASE, CYCLOSPORINE, FEATURES

Abstract

Objective. Behvet's syndrome (BS) is a systemic vasculitis, which may involve multiple organ systems simultaneously. Clinical findings in BS often fit into well-recognised patterns, such as the association between papulo-pustular skin lesions and arthritis. We have recently observed a distinct pattern, in which a subtype of neuro-Behcet's syndrome (NBS) is often preceded by specific ophthalmic manifestations of the disease process. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between the parenchymal subtype of NBS and posterior uveitis (PU).