Optic neuropathy in Behçet's disease. Report of two cases

F. Salvi, M. Mascalchi, R. Malatesta, I. Olivieri, C. Molinotti, L. Capaccioli, S. Testoni, C. A. Tassinari

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Orbital magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated increased signal of the optic nerve in short time inversion recovery (STIR) images of two young women with unilateral visual blurring. In both, recurrent oral and genital ulcerations and papulopustular lesions appeared within the next 14-15 months, respectively, allowing a diagnosis of Behçet's disease. Optic neuropathy may be an early manifestation of Behçet's disease and clinical follow-up is crucial for its diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Behçet's disease
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Optic neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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    Salvi, F., Mascalchi, M., Malatesta, R., Olivieri, I., Molinotti, C., Capaccioli, L., Testoni, S., & Tassinari, C. A. (1999). Optic neuropathy in Behçet's disease. Report of two cases. Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 20(3), 183-186.