Bone marrow transplantation for Behcet's disease: a case report and systematic review of the literature


Soysal T., Salihoglu A., Esatoglu S. N., Gulturk E., Eskazan A. E., Hatemi G., ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.53, no.6, pp.1136-1141, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket479
  • Journal Name: RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1136-1141
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives. Behcet's disease (BD) can be life threatening and may be refractory to corticosteroids and immunosuppressives. There has been some experience with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in BD either for severe, refractory disease or for a haematological condition. The objectives of this study were to describe a BD patient undergoing HSCT and to evaluate the outcomes of BD patients who underwent HSCT.