Induction of Behçet's disease symptoms after dental treatment and streptococcal antigen skin test

J Rheumatol. 1988 Jun;15(6):1029-30.


Severe symptoms of Behçet's disease were induced after dental treatment in 2 patients with stable Behçet's disease. Similar symptoms were probably induced by the streptococcal antigen skin test in 4 patients. These observations suggest a possible role of the streptococcus in the pathogenesis of Behçet's disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antigens, Bacterial / immunology*
  • Behcet Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Gingiva / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Skin Tests / adverse effects*
  • Streptococcus / immunology*
  • Tooth Extraction / adverse effects*


  • Antigens, Bacterial