HLA-B5 in the diagnosis of Behcet's disease

A. Augarten, Y. Yahav, A. Szeinberg, A. Fradkin, E. Gazit, J. Laufer*

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Behcet's disease, a multisystem disease is, by its nature, difficult to diagnose. The first manifestation of the disease may precede the appearance of other symptoms and signs essential for diagnosis by many years. In patients of Mediterranean origin, the early manifestations of the disease, may be confused with those of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Determination of HLA-B5 may, however, contribute to the diagnosis in children with partial manifestations of Behcet syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medicine
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Behcet's disease
  • HLA-B5
  • familial


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