A reappraisal of the association between Behcet's disease, myelodysplastic syndrome and the presence of trisomy 8: a systematic literature review

Esatoglu S. N. , Hatemi G. , Salihoglu A., Hatemi I., Soysal T., Çelik A. B.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.33, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015


Objective. A number of patients with Behcet's disease (BD) associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with or without trisomy 8 have been reported. A high frequency of gastrointestinal (GI) involvement was reported in such patients. The aim of this systematic literature review was to delineate whether GI involvement is an inherent feature of BD associated with MDS, whether these patients do actually have BD rather than GI symptoms related to MDS, and whether the presence of trisomy 8 plays a role in the disease expression of BD associated with MDS.