Thomas Lingenfelser, MD; Heinz Duerk, PhD, MD; Andreas Stevens, MD; Thomas Grossmann, MD; Markus Knorr, MD; Johannes G. Saal, MD
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
Lingenfelser T, Duerk H, Stevens A, Grossmann T, Knorr M, Saal JG. Generalized Myositis in Behçet Disease: Treatment with Cyclosporine. Ann Intern Med. ;116:651–653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-8-651
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(8):651-653.
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