A comparison between the effects of low (1 mu g) and standard dose (250 mu g) ACTH stimulation tests on adrenal cortex functions with Behcet's disease


Colak R., Ozkan Y., Cengiz S. U., Saral Y., Kandi B. C., Halifeoglu I.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, vol.20, no.6, pp.721-725, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Introduction Behcet's disease is a rare, chronic disorder. The cause of Behcet's disease is unknown. It is believed to be caused by an autoimmune reaction. As in other chronic autoimmune diseases, Behcet's disease may show a subclinical adrenal failure and some changes in cortisol levels. We aimed to evaluate adrenal gland function in Behcet's disease patients.