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
T. SÖZEN, B. ATEŞ. Behcet's Syndrome and Acyclovir. Ann Intern Med. 1984;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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