Exacerbation of Behcet's syndrome and familial Mediterranean fever with menstruation


Guzelant G., Ozguler Y., Esatoglu S. N., Karatemiz G., Ozdogan H., Yurdakul S., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.35, no.6, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective. Menstruation triggers several conditions such as migraine, recurrent aphthous stomatitis and acne vulgaris in healthy individuals. There is evidence that Behcet's syndrome (BS) and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) may exacerbate during menstruation. The aim is to assess whether BS and FMF patients experience menstrual flares.