Transient brain lesions in neuro-behçet's disease without systemic involvement

Carmelo Amato, M. Elia

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In neuro-Behçet's disease nervous involvement may occasionally precede somatic manifestations, making the diagnosis challenging. The reported case showed only a neurologic onset with relapsing-remitting form, transient brain MRI abnormalities and late appearance of typical muco-cutaneous lesions, thereby delaying the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. MRI revealed cerebral alterations mimicking demyelinating disease, but lesions rapidly disappeared on close follow-up scans indicating vasogenic edema. Being aware of this atypical presentation and recognizing these transient abnormalities may be useful for a prompt diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • Behçet's disease
  • MRI
  • Transient abnormalities
  • Vasogenic edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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