Neuro-Behcet's disease involving the pons with initial onset of affective symptoms


AYDIN N. , AYDIN M., DENIZ O., Kirpinar I.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.252, no.1, pp.44-46, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 252 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s004060200008
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-46

Abstract

We report a case with Behcet's disease with initial onset of affective symptoms. This disease most commonly affects the brain stem in the nervous system, but a large lesion is very rare in the pons; initial onset of affective symptoms has not yet been reported in literature. This case was treated successfully with corticosteroids. Total clinical improvement was observed and the lesion was reduced in size within nine months (1.5 x 1.3 cm to 0.2 x 0.4 cm).