Atherogenic index of plasma may be strong predictor of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with Behcet disease

Cure E., Icli A., Uslu A. U., Baykara R. A., Sakiz D., Ozucan M., ...More

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR RHEUMATOLOGIE, vol.76, no.3, pp.259-266, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00393-016-0141-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-266
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Behcet's disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis characterized by cardiovascular complications. Early diagnosis of these complications can reduce morbidity and mortality. Carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) and the logarithmic value of triglyceride to high density lipoprotein ratio (atherogenic index of plasma, AIP) are good markers of atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether AIP is a predictive marker of subclinical atherosclerosis in BD patients.