T. SÖZEN, M.D.; B. ATEŞ, M.D.
To the editor: A beneficial effect of acyclovir in a patient with neurologic Behçet's syndrome was reported by Resegotti and Pistone(1) in a recent issue. After reading their report, we tried a course of acyclovir in a patient with Behçet's syndrome who did not respond to conventional corticosteriod, cyclophosphamide, or indomethacin treatment, but the result was disappointing.
A 28-year-old woman was found to have Behçet's syndrome in 1982. She was treated initially with cyclophosphamide, 150 mg/d, and then prednisone, 20 mg/d, was added. The dose was changed depending on her symptoms, but she was not free of vaginal or oral
SÖZEN T, ATEŞ B. Behcet's Syndrome and Acyclovir. Ann Intern Med. ;101:406. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-3-406_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(3):406.
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