Behcet's disease patients with multiple sclerosis-like features: discriminative value of Barkhof criteria


Akman-Demir G., Mutlu M., Kiyat-Aramer A., Shugaiv E., Kurtuncu M., Tugal-Tutkun I., et al.

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

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Özet

Objective. Behcet's disease (BD) is a systemic auto-inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, which may affect the central nervous system in around 5% of the patients [neuro-BD (NBD)], usually causing large lesions encompassing brainstem, diencephalon and basal ganglia regions. Occasionally NBD patients present with white matter lesions necessitating differential diagnosis from multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study, the efficacy of Barkhof criteria was tested in diagnostic differentiation of NBD and MS.