Journal of Neurology

, Volume 242, Issue 5, pp 344–347 | Cite as

Paroxysmal dysarthria and ataxia in a patient with Behçet's disease

  • F. Gülsen Akman-Demir
  • Mefkure Eraksoy
  • I. Hakan Gürvit
  • Güher Saruhan-Direskeneli
  • Orhan Aral
Original Communication


The paroxysmal attacks which are frequently encountered in the course of multiple sclerosis (MS) are characterised by their sudden onset, short duration and frequent repetition. Such attacks have also been reported in some other diseases affecting the CNS, such as systemic lupus erythematosus. However, to our knowledge, they have not been reported in neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD). A patient with NBD who developed paroxysmal dysarthriaataxia attacks is presented, and the similarity of some clinical, laboratory, and neuroradiological aspects of NBD and MS are discussed with special emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging findings.

Key words

Neuro-Behçet's disease Paroxysmal dysarthria-ataxia Magnetic resonance imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Gülsen Akman-Demir
    • 1
  • Mefkure Eraksoy
    • 1
  • I. Hakan Gürvit
    • 1
  • Güher Saruhan-Direskeneli
    • 2
  • Orhan Aral
    • 3
  1. 1.Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of NeurologyUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Physiology, ENMUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of RheumatologyUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey

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