FREQUENCY OF METABOLIC SYNDROME AND NON ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER IN BEHCET'S DISEASE


ULASOGLU C., MESCİ B. , KARAGOZ E., KARAGOZ V., AKIN Y., OZTURK H., ...More

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.9, no.3, pp.35-42, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-42

Abstract

Objective: Behcet's Disease (BD) is a syndrome with auto-inflammatoiy non-granulomatous chronic vasculitis characterized by multi-systemic involvements including as mucocutaneous, urogenital, ocular, vascular, articular, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and neurologic. Several studies report the presence of insulin resistance in BD but incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in this chronic inflammatory state is not clear yet. In this study, we aimed to assess the frequency of MetS and NAFLD in BD as accelerators of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular complications.