Case of neuro-Behçet's disease successfully maintained a remission using infliximab for 2 years

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Correspondence: Takamitsu Makino, M.D., Department of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan. Email: takamitu-makino@fc.kuh.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Behçet's disease is a systemic inflammatory disorder with chronic remissions and relapses. Involvement of the central nervous system, called neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD), is a serious complication. Although corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents are used, there is no definite standard of treatment with long term-effects for NBD. Here, we report a female case with NBD successfully treated by infliximab and corticosteroids for 2 years. Our report suggests treatment with infliximab may be effective for long-term remission of NBD.

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