Behçet's disease in East African patients may not be unusual and is an HLA-B51 negative condition: a case series from Mayotte (Comoros).

@article{Liozon2011BehetsDI,
  title={Behçet's disease in East African patients may not be unusual and is an HLA-B51 negative condition: a case series from Mayotte (Comoros).},
  author={Eric Liozon and C{\'e}line Roussin and Xavier Pu{\'e}chal and Alain Garou and Philippe Valadier and Ian P{\'e}rinet and Loic Raffray and Yves Th{\'e}ry and Bruno De Lagarde},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2011},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={166-70}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to report the presence of Behçet's disease in patients of East African ancestry, where there have been very few reports of the disease. METHODS Case series of 14 patients, all of whom were born in the Comoros, reporting to the single primary general medicine department of Mayotte's island since 1998. All the patients but one satisfied the international group study criteria for Behçet disease. RESULTS We report a series of 14 patients (13 unrelated) including 10 men and… CONTINUE READING

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