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Clinical findings of 12 patients with Behçet's disease and lung involvement are presented. Male to female ratio was 11/1, mean age was 35.3 +/- 8.8 yr. All patients had at least four other organ manifestations of vasculitis, either in their history or during the period of lung involvement. The main complaint was hemoptysis of varying degree in 11 of the 12(More)
©2016 Turkish League Against Rheumatism. All rights reserved. ABSTRACT Objectives: This study aims to investigate the distribution of human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27) alleles (+/-) and interleukin-23 receptor (IL-23R) gene rs11209032 and rs1004819 polymorphisms among ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients in a Turkish cohort. Patients and methods: The(More)
A 62-year old farmer woman from the northeastern, very rainy part of Turkey has been collecting large amounts of green and brown involucral hazel-nut leaves for subsequent use as fuel. For the last 20 years she had been complaining of cough, respiratory distress and intermittent fever. In the course of years of continual antigen exposure she developed the(More)
Behçet's disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of haemoptysis. Pulmonary manifestations of Behçet's disease, which are due to the vasculitis of pulmonary vessels are quite rare. 8 cases who presented with haemoptysis and subsequently diagnosed as Behçet's disease will be presented. The value of diagnostic methods will be discussed. All(More)
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