Transverse myelitis in a patient with Behcet's disease: favorable outcome with a combination of interferon-alpha

ÇALGÜNERİ M., Onat A. M., ÖZTÜRK M. A., Ozcakar L., ÜRETEN K., Akdogan A., ...More

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.1, pp.64-66, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-004-0944-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-66
  • Keywords: Behcet's disease, interferon-alpha, transverse myelitis, INVOLVEMENT
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We report here on a 24-year-old patient with Behcet's disease who had been diagnosed with acute transverse myelitis. He was successfully treated with a combination regimen of a steroids, cyclophosphamide, and interferon-alpha. The treatment strategy with specific emphasis on interferon-alpha is discussed in the light of the pertinent literature.