THE COMBINED USE OF HLA-B5 AND THE PATHERGY TEST AS DIAGNOSTIC MARKERS OF BEHCETS-DISEASE IN TURKEY


YAZICI H. , TUZUN Y. , Pazarlı H. , YALCIN B. , YURDAKUL S. , Müftüoğlu A.

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.7, pp.206-210, 1980 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1980
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-210

Abstract

Abstract

Forty-one of 49 (84%) patients with Behçet's disease in Turkey carried HLA-B5 (positive B5). Forty of the same 49 (82%) patients had a nonspecific skin hyperreactivity to needle prick (positive pathergy). There were no patients in whom both of these tests were negative.