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May 1982

Cerebral Vein Thrombosis in Behçet's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Clinique des Maladies du Systéme Nerveux Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière 47 Bd de 1 'Hôpital 75013 Paris, France

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(5):322. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510170064028

To the Editor.—  We were interested in the report of two cases of proved cerebral vein thrombosis manifesting as intracranial hypertension in Behçet's syndrome (Archives 1981; 38:643-645). The authors stated that this association "has not been a well-recognized feature of the syndrome."We wish to bring to their attention that two similar cases have already been reported in the French literature.1 Both patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for Behçet's syndrome and had angiographically demonstrated cerebral venous thrombosis. Dural sinuses were involved in one patient and an internal cerebral vein in the other. Intracranial hypertension was a prominent feature in the first patient. In both cases cerebral venous thrombosis was the first manifestation of the disease and occurred in the absence of other signs of "neuro-Behçet." The outcome was favorable.Our conclusions included the following: (1) Cerebral vein thrombosis can be seen in Behçet's disease and may be the

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