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July 1985

Plasminogen Activator Activity Levels in Patients With Behçet's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Mishima, Shimada, and Gocho) and Dermatology (Drs Toki and Tsushima), Hiroshima University School of Medicine; and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tokyo School of Medicine (Dr Masuda).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(7):935-936. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050070061030

• We studied the plasminogen activator levels in plasma samples of 37 patients with Behçet's syndrome. A significant decrease of plasminogen activator activity level was shown by the euglobulin lysis time method, the amidolytic activity level (Testzym method), and the fibrin plate method. Such a decrease may be associated with the severity of Behçet's syndrome.