Coexistence of Behçet’s Disease and Ankylosing Spondylitis
Sami Küçükşen 1, Sinan Bağçacı 1, A. Yavuz Karahan 2 * , Muhammed Şahin 1, Hatice Uğurlu 1
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1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Medical Faculty of Konya University,Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the State Hospital of Karaman, Karaman, Turkey
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Abstract

Behçet’s disease (BD) is a disease which has effects on different systems. Genital ulcer, aphthous stomatitis and iritis are characterized by triple symptom complex of BD. BD is considered to be a systemic vasculitis. BD was previously accepted in spondyloarthropathy (SSpA) group, but there are many reasons for not classifying BD as one of SSpA group. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a prototype of seronegative spondyloarthropathy, and mainly axial skeleton is affected. In this paper, we aimed to present a-33-year old female patient with coexistence of BD and AS. In addition, the coexistence was aimed to be discussed.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82290

Eur J Gen Med, 2013 - Volume 10 Issue 2, pp. 112-114

Publication date: 09 Apr 2013

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