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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1993 May; 56(5): 505–508.
PMCID: PMC1015009

Ocular and neurological Behçet's disease without orogenital ulceration?


A 28 year old West Indian patient is described who had a relapsing and remitting steroid-sensitive illness for 3 years. The clinical features included uveitis and widespread CNS involvement. The patient was treated as though he had neurosarcoidosis. Post mortem examination revealed histological changes compatible with a diagnosis of Behçet's disease, but at no time did he suffer from oral or genital ulceration or arthritis. The authors suggest a new term to encompass such an entity: the "Behçet's MINUS" syndrome (multifocal intermittent neurological and uveitic syndrome).

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