Behcet Disease With Vascular Involvement Effects of Different Therapeutic Regimens on the Incidence of New Relapses

ALİBAZ ÖNER F., Karadeniz A., YILMAZ S., Balkarli A., Kimyon G., YAZICI A., ...More

MEDICINE, vol.94, no.6, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/md.0000000000000494
  • Journal Name: MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Vascular involvement is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in Behcet disease (BD). There are no controlled studies for the management of vascular BD (VBD), and according to the EULAR recommendations, only immunosuppressive (IS) agents are recommended. In this study, we aimed to investigate the therapeutic approaches chosen by Turkish physicians during the initial event and relapses of VBD and the association of different treatment options with the relapses retrospectively.