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Generalized Myositis in Behçet Disease: Treatment with Cyclosporine

Thomas Lingenfelser, MD; Heinz Duerk, PhD, MD; Andreas Stevens, MD; Thomas Grossmann, MD; Markus Knorr, MD; and Johannes G. Saal, MD
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Current Author Addresses: Drs. Lingenfelser, Duerk, and Saal: Department of Medicine, Eberhard-Karls University, Auf dem Schnarrenberg, D-7400 Tübingen, Germany.

Dr. Stevens: Department of Neurology, Eberhard-Karls University, Klinikum Schnarrenberg, D-7400 Tübingen, Germany.

Dr. Grossmann: Department of Pathology, Eberhard-Karls University, Schleichstrase, D-7400 Tübingen, Germany.

Dr. Knorr: Department of Ophthalmology, Eberhard-Karls University, Schleichstrase, D-7400 Tübingen, Germany.

Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(8):651-653. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-116-8-651
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In 1937, Hulusi Behçet first described a clinical triad of recurrent oral and genital aphthous ulcerations with purulent iritis (1). The spectrum of this disease has since enlarged (2). An international study group (3) recently agreed that diagnosis should be based on the presence of oral ulcerations in association with any two of the following: genital ulcerations, typical defined eye or skin lesions, or a positive pathergy test (the tendency to form cutaneous nodular pustules at the site of simple needlesticks). Myositis was not considered to be a feature of Behçet disease (2, 3), and its association with the disease


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