Frequency of pathergy phenomenon and other features of Behcet's syndrome among patients with inflammatory bowel disease


Hatemi I. , Hatemi G., Çelik A. B. , Melikoglu M., Arzuhal N., Mat C., et al.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.26, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Özet

Objective. Crohns disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) share common clinical features with Behcet's syndrome (BS). We surveyed UC and CD patients for pathergy phenomenon and features of BS with the aim of determining how much overlap is present between these 2 entities in a setting where BS is relatively common, the frequency of pathergy positivity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients and evaluating how International Study Group (ISG) criteria pet.-form in differentiating IBD from BS.