Prevalence of Behçet's disease in Istanbul, Turkey.

Azizlerli G. , Kose A. , Sarica R. , Gul A. , Tutkun I. , KULAC M., ...More

International journal of dermatology, vol.42, no.10, pp.803-6, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-4362.2003.01893.x
  • Title of Journal : International journal of dermatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.803-6


Background The prevalence of Behcet's disease (BID) is much higher in countries along the ancient Silk Route, extending from Japan to Mediterranean countries including Turkey, than in northern Europe and the USA. Three previous epidemiologic surveys have been carried out in different regions of Turkey.