Ayşe Boyvat

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BACKGROUND Behçet's disease is a multisystem disease featuring mucocutaneous, ocular, articular, vascular, intestinal, urogenital, and neurologic involvement and occurs with a high prevalence in the Mediterranean including Turkey. Higher incidence of severe clinical course and systemic involvement is observed in male patients. OBJECTIVE To determine the(More)
To evaluate the prevalence of the clinical findings in Behçet's disease, we retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 2147 Behçet patients from 9 to 87 years of age (mean age 38.3 years) followed up during the years 1976 through 1997. One thousand ninety three patients were male and 1054 patients were female. The male/female ratio was 1.03. The mean age(More)
OBJECTIVE Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory vascular disease with no pathognomonic test. Low sensitivity of the currently applied International Study Group (ISG) clinical diagnostic criteria led to their reassessment. METHODS An International Team for the Revision of the International Criteria for BD (from 27 countries) submitted(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence and clinical characteristics of Behçet disease in children. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the charts of 3382 patients with Behçet disease from October 1986 to December 2005 at Ankara University Medical School Behçet Unit and/or Atmaca private clinic. RESULTS 110 children were diagnosed with Behçet(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Behçet's disease above the age of 10 years by means of a population-based study. METHODS The epidemiological investigation (cross-sectional study) was made between May 1997 and May 1998 at the Park Primary Health Care Center, which is one of the education and research divisions of the(More)
We planned to determine the frequency of sensitivity to European standard patch test allergens in 1038 patients with contact dermatitis. From 1992 to 2004, 1038 patients with the diagnosis of contact dermatitis were patch tested with the European standard series. Seven hundred and five patients were female (67.9%) and 333 patients were male (32.1%). A total(More)
BACKGROUND Between May 1995 and April 1996, 20 patients with Behçet's disease were successfully treated with interferon alpha(2a) (IFN-alpha(2a)) 9 million IU/day three times a week and 16 patients with colchicine 1.5 mg/day orally for 3 months. OBJECTIVE To study the long-term effects of IFN treatment in Behçet's disease. METHODS Between the years of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the effect of stressful life events on the onset and exacerbation of psoriasis, depression, anxiety, life satisfaction and affective expression levels in psoriasis patients and psychological risk factors related to psoriasis. METHOD Fifty psoriasis patients were examined dermatologically and psychiatrically(More)
Increased numbers of circulating endothelial cells (CECs) have previously been reported after various diseases associated with endothelial injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate the CECs in patients with Behçet’s disease and to demonstrate a possible association between CECs and disease activity. Sixty individuals (45 Behçet’s disease patients and 15(More)