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A Case of Lymphadenitis Mimicking Aortic Dissection in a Patient Diagnosed with Behçet's Disease


The Editor,


We describe a case of inguinal lymphadenitis mimicking abdominal aortic dissection in a patient diagnosed with Behçet's disease.

02 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 31 Mar, 2016

A Novel Marker Demonstrating Endothelial Dysfunction in Behçet's Disease, YKL-40

This study demonstrated that serum YKL-40 level was significantly higher in patients with an active and inactive Behçet's disease (BD) compared to the healthy individuals. This difference was, however, not the case between the active and inactive disease groups.


Background: To evaluate the relationship between disease activity and levels of YKL-40 in patients with Behcet’s disease (BD).

Methods: Twenty five active and twenty six inactive BD patients and 24 age and gender matched healthy control subjects were included in the study. Serum YKL-40 levels were measured using Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ng/mL). Disease activity was assessed using Behcet’s Disease Current Activity Form (BDCAF).

02 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2016


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