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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-23

Any possible association between Behcet's disease and retinitis pigmentosa

Department of Medical Ophthalmology and Uvietis, Makkah Eye Complex, Sudan Eye Center, Khartoum, Sudan

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A H Hassan
Makkah Eye Complex, Khartoum
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DOI: 10.4103/1858-6538.169306

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Behçet's disease is a rare multisystem disease; it has many ocular features, and it is not known to be associated with dystrophic conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This is a case report of a Sudanese patient with Behçet's disease with ocular features and RP. A 28-year-old female with nyctalopia, skin hyper-pigmentation, and oral and genital ulcers was diagnosed as RP with Behçet's disease. She received a high dose of steroids and Azathioprine. She developed bilateral cataract and glaucoma. Pathergy test is negative. The patient is fulfilling the diagnostic criteria of both RP and Behçet's diseases. Behçet's disease is a rare condition; it is not common among Sudanese patients, and it has not been known to co-exist with RP.

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