Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 28–30 | Cite as

Association of anti-cardiolipin antibodies with vascular thrombosis and neurological manifestation of Behçets disease

  • A. N. Al-Dalaan
  • S. R. Al-Ballaa
  • M. A. Al-Janadi
  • S. Bohlega
  • S. Bahabri


We have studied 44 patients with Behçet's Disease (BD) to look for any correlation of arterial and venous thrombosis or central nervous system (CNS) manifestations with anti-cardiolipin antibodies (ACLA). Twenty patients were positive for ACLA by MELISA method. Ten patients had IgG antibody, four had IgM and six had both IgG and IgM. Of these patients, 11 had a history of vascular thrombosis and thrombophlebitis and nine had CNS manifestations. The association of ACLA with vascular thrombosis or CNS manifestation of Behçet's disease was statistically not significant.

Key words

Behçet's Syndrome Cardiolipin Thrombosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Al-Dalaan
    • 1
  • S. R. Al-Ballaa
    • 1
  • M. A. Al-Janadi
    • 1
  • S. Bohlega
    • 1
  • S. Bahabri
    • 1
  1. 1.King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research CentreKing Khalid University HospitalRiyadhKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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