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ISRN Pharmacology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 760484, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/760484
Review Article

Behcet's Disease: New Concepts in Cardiovascular Involvements and Future Direction for Treatment

Division of Rheumatology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Received 17 November 2011; Accepted 15 December 2011

Academic Editors: S. Ceruti and R. Fantozzi

Copyright © 2012 M. B. Owlia and G. Mehrpoor. 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.

Abstract

Behcet’s disease (BD) is the only systemic vasculitis involving both arteries and vein in any sizes. It frequently encounters in rheumatology clinics. It has some major morbidities and even fatal outcomes in some cases. The aim of this paper is to analyze the main concepts on pathophysiology and treatment options in BD, focusing on cardiovascular aspects, thrombosis, and potential future treatment.