JESUS PRIETO, M.D.; JUAN SUÁREZ, M.D.; PILAR CIVEIRA, M.D.
To the editor: Indirect evidence suggests that persistent herpes simplex virus infection might be involved in the pathogenesis of Behcet's disease (1). Resegotti and Pistone (2) have reported in your journal that acyclovir, a potent antiherpetic drug (3), was effective in the treatment of a patient with Behçet's disease and severe neurologic involvement. We present an additional case of Behçet's disease in which acyclovir produced prompt and sustained improvement.
A 36-year-old woman was hospitalized in May 1984 with a 2-year history of frequent bouts of painful oral and genital mucosal lesions, wrist and ankle arthritis, repeated episodes of dizziness and
PRIETO J, SUÁREZ J, CIVEIRA P. Acyclovir and Behcet's Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:565–566. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-4-565_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(4):565-566.
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