Homocysteine: an activity marker in Behçet's disease?

  title={Homocysteine: an activity marker in Behçet's disease?},
  author={Tuncay Sarican and Hatice B Ayabakan and Sembol Turkmen and Vesile Kalaslioglu and Fehmi Baran and Necati Yenice},
  journal={Journal of dermatological science},
  volume={45 2},
BACKGROUND Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic multisystem inflammatory disorder commonly complicated by vascular thrombosis. OBJECTIVE In this study, we investigated whether hyperhomocysteinaemia, being a well known risk factor for atherothrombogenesis, is also a contributive risk factor for the pathogenesis and the activation of Behçet's disease. METHODS Sixty-four patients fulfilling the criteria of the International Study Group for Behçet's disease (48 males, 16 females, 33+/-8 years… CONTINUE READING