Post-thrombotic syndrome and venous disease-specific quality of life in patients with vascular Behcet's disease

Alibaz-Oner F., ALDAĞ B., Aldag M., Unal A. U. , Mutis A., TOPTAŞ T., ...More

Journal of Vascular Surgery-Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, vol.4, no.3, pp.301-306, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.01.003
  • Journal Name: Journal of Vascular Surgery-Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-306


Objective: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the most common form of vascular involvement in Behcet's disease (BD). Chronic post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) develops in up to one-half of patients with DVT and is associated with impaired quality of life (QoL). There are no data on the severity of DVT-related PTS and its effect on QoL in patients with vascular BD (VBD). We aimed to evaluate PTS and venous disease-specific QoL in patients with VBD.