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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Pentoxifylline for the treatment of anterior uveitis in Behcet's disease: possible alternative for TNF blockers
Author: Appenzeller, S
Hazel, E
Abstract: Behcet's disease is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, characterized by recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, uveitis, and skin lesions. All these common manifestations are self-limiting except for the ocular attacks. The objective of the present study is to report the efficacy of pentoxifylline for ocular involvement in Behcet's disease. We report a patient with ocular involvement secondary to Behcet's disease which was corticosteroid dependent and refractory to azathioprine treatment. Pentoxifylline was added with amelioration of inflammation. Pentoxifylline may be a useful treatment option in patients with Behcet's disease, where other immuno-suppressives have failed or are contra-indicated.
Subject: Behcet's disease
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Springer Heidelberg
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00296-009-1305-9
Date Issue: 2011
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