Increased thickness of the carotid artery intima-media assessed by ultrasonography in Behcet's disease


KESER G. , AKSU K. , TAMSEL S. , OZMEN M., KITAPCIOGLU G. , Kabaroglu C. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.23, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Özet

Objective. Behcet's disease (BD), is a unique systemic vasculitis, which affects almost all types and sizes of blood vessels. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is an endothelial cell dysfunction (ECD) parameter which may also be associated with atherosclerosis. We aimed to search carotid IMT and plaque formation in BD, using high-resolution B-mode Doppler ultrasonography (USG).