Relationship between serum homocysteine levels and structural-functional carotid arterial abnormalities in inactive Behçet's disease.

ÖZDEMİR R. , Yagmur J., Acikgoz N. , CANSEL M., Karincaoglu Y., ERMİŞ N., ...More

Kardiologia polska, vol.76, no.2, pp.413-417, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/kp.a2017.0227
  • Title of Journal : Kardiologia polska
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-417


Background: Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic autoimmune disorder with symptoms manifesting from an underlying vasculitis. Since the disease activity is correlated with characteristic vascular endothelial dysfunction, BD places individuals at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis. Hyperhomocysteinaemia is an independent risk factor for arteriosclerotic vascular diseases.