Registries in rheumatological and musculoskeletal conditions. Paediatric Behcet's disease: an international cohort study of 110 patients. One-year follow-up data

Kone-Paut I., Darce-Bello M., Shahram F., Gattorno M., Cimaz R., ÖZEN S. , ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.50, no.1, pp.184-188, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq324
  • Title of Journal : RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.184-188


Methods. International experts have defined the inclusion criteria as follows: recurrent oral aphthosis (ROA) plus one of following-genital ulceration, erythema nodosum, folliculitis, pustulous/acneiform lesions, positive pathergy test, uveitis, venous/arterial thrombosis and family history of BD. Onset of disease is < 16 years, disease duration is 3 years, future follow-up duration is epsilon 4 years and informed consent is obtained. The expert committee has classified the included patients into: definite paediatric BD (PED-BD), probable PED-BD and no PED-BD. Statistical analysis is performed to compare the three groups of patients. Centres document their patients into a single database.