Histopathological and clinical evaluation of papulopustular lesions in Behcet's disease


Kutlubay Z., Mat C., Aydin O. , Demirkesen C., Calay O., Engin B., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.33, no.6, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Abstract

Objective. Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterised by aphthous stomatitis, genital ulcerations, erythema nodosum-like manifestations and papulopustular lesions. While a neutrophilic vasculitis accompanies most skin lesions it is usually regarded that the papulopustular lesions in BD are similar to acne vulgaris (AV). The aim of our current study was to further assess the clinical and histopathological features of papulopustular lesions in BD and how these features compared to those of AV.