Peripheral nervous system involvement in Behçet's disease. Case report and review of the literature

Eur Neurol. 1987;26(4):235-40. doi: 10.1159/000116342.


Central nervous system complication of Behçet's disease are well recognized. However, peripheral nervous system involvement has been rarely observed. A case of Behçet's disease with prominent peripheral nervous system involvement is reported in this article. The results of clinical, electromyographic, immunologic and electron-microscopic findings of a nerve biopsy are presented and discussed in the light of the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Behcet Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Electromyography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins / analysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Peripheral Nerves / physiopathology*
  • Sural Nerve / pathology


  • Immunoglobulins