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January 1981

Behçet's Syndrome: Clinical and Immunological Features

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by T. Lehner and C.G. Barnes, 323 pp, $38, New York, Academic Press Inc, 1979.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(1):61. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650010067032

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This book makes significant contributions to our knowledge of Behçet's syndrome. Since many members of Lehner's department have made contributions to the book, there is a thread of consistency regarding many of the major points made in this up-to-date synopsis.

Clinical manifestations are well covered. The articles on therapy are not complete and offer only a small synopsis of the information available. Unfortunately, our information on Behçet's syndrome is still inadequate and lacks control data. The information related to transplantation antigens and their varied associated clinical syndromes, the immunoglobulin studies in different tissue fluids, and the WBC investigations present relatively new information that is not available in the standard textbooks of medicine. The breakdown of the clinical syndrome and the various organisms associated with it were presented well. While this book tends to reflect the editors' personal viewpoint of Behçet's syndrome, I am sure similar views are held by many

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