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J Neuroophthalmol. 2001 Jun;21(2):109-11.

Interferon-alpha 2a treatment of neuro-Behcet disease.

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  • 1Saint Louis University Eye Institute, Missouri 63104, USA.


Behcet disease is a multisystemic, chronic, recurrent inflammatory disorder characterized as a triad of hypopyon uveitis, oral aphthae, and genital ulcers. Neurologic involvement in Behcet disease (neuro-Behcet) is common. Neuro-Behcet disease typically manifests late after disease onset, rarely coincides with ocular involvement, and often heralds a poor prognosis for final vision and survival. We present a case of neuro-Behcet disease with neurologic onset concomitant with systemic and ocular involvement that was responsive to treatment with interferon-alpha 2a.

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