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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2012, Article ID 283259, 2 pages
Case Report

Lipid Storage Myopathy in Behçet's Disease: A Rare Cause of Elevated Serum Creatine Kinases Levels

1Division of Rheumatology, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, 06018 Etlik, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, 06018 Etlik, Turkey

Received 2 April 2012; Accepted 29 May 2012

Academic Editors: B. Bannwarth, A. Giusti, and L. Krause

Copyright © 2012 Sedat Yilmaz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Muscular involvement in Behçet’s disease is rare and there are only a few case reports in the literature. The causes of elevated muscle enzymes in a patient with Behcet’s disease are many, including myositis, drug-induced myopathy, metabolic myopathy, and the disease itself. We herein have defined an algorithmic approach to a patient with Behcet’s disease and elevated muscle enzymes and report a case of coexisting of lipid storage myopathy.