Lipid profile and anticardiolipin antibodies in Behcet's disease


Musabak U., Baylan O., Cetin T., Yesilova Z., Sengul A., Saglam K., ...More

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.36, no.4, pp.387-392, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2005.03.019
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-392

Abstract

Background. Behcet's disease (BD) is a multisystem disorder characterized by a relapsing inflammatory process of unknown etiology. It is well known that atherothrombosis in systemic inflammatory disorders is closely related to coagulation and lipid metabolism abnormalities. The purpose of this study was to investigate some parameters of lipid metabolism, lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] and anticardiolipin antibody (ACA) levels and the relationship of these parameters with the clinical activity of BD.