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Ann Med Res. 2005; 12(4): 239-242

Neurological Involvement in Behçet?s Disease

Handan Işın Özışık*, Sibel Altınayar*, A.Cemal Özcan*




Behçet’s Disease is an episodic disorder of unknown aetiology or pathogenesis, characterized by recurrent oral and

genital ulceration and panuveitis. Neurological involvement is well described in Behçet Disease, with prevalance

rates of 2.2-50%. Neurological involvement most commonly is reported to manifest as brainstem or corticospinal

tract syndromes, increased intracranial pressure mostly related to venous sinus thrombosis or aseptic meningitis,

isolated behavioral symptoms, or isolated headache. The aim of this study was to report Neuro-Behçet Disease,

describe their various characteristics and attempt to categorize the neurological presentations into characteristics

clinical patterns.

Key Words: Behçet’s Disease, Neurological involvement, Neuroimaging.

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