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
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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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