Comparison of histopathologic and clinical evaluations of pathergy test in Behcet's disease


Akmaz O., Erel A., Gurer M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.39, sa.2, ss.121-125, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1046/j.1365-4362.2000.00884.x
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.121-125

Özet

Background The pathergy test, an important test in the diagnosis of Behcet's disease, is currently applied with disposable/sharp needles and evaluated only clinically (no histopathologic evaluation). In this study, the usefulness of the pathergy test conducted intradermally and intravenously with disposable/sharp needles in the diagnosis and determination of the activation of the disease is studied in comparison with the test conducted with nondisposable/blunt needles. In addition, histopathologic evaluation of the pathergy test is compared with the clinical evaluation.