PRACTICAL TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHARMACOTHERAPY OF BEHCETS-SYNDROME


YAZICI H., BARNES C.

DRUGS, cilt.42, ss.796-804, 1991 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

Behcet's syndrome is a disease of unknown aetiology classified among the vasculitides. It runs a course of exacerbations and remissions which gradually abate with time. Eye disease, the most frequent cause of serious morbidity, may lead to blindness in 20% of those affected. The syndrome may occasionally be fatal due to vasculitis leading to arterial occlusion, ruptured arterial aneurysms or pulmonary vasculitis, or involvement of the central nervous system.