The long-term mortality and morbidity of Behcet syndrome - A 2-decade outcome survey of 387 patients followed at a dedicated center

Kural-Seyahi E., Fresko I., Seyahi N., Ozyazgan Y., Mat C., Hamuryudan V., ...More

MEDICINE, vol.82, no.1, pp.60-76, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00005792-200301000-00006
  • Journal Name: MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-76
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We surveyed the 20-year outcome of a cohort of patients with Behcet syndrome with emphasis on both mortality and morbidity. During 1999 and 2000, we collected outcome information on 387/428 (90.4%) of a cohort of patients (262 male, 125 female) who had registered in a dedicated outpatient clinic between July 1977 and December 1983. In 245/345 (71.0%) patients, outcome information was based on a formal hospital reevaluation, and in the remaining patients, on detailed telephone interviews.