Ann Rheum Dis 43:746-748 doi:10.1136/ard.43.5.746
  • Research Article

Anticardiolipin antibodies: occurrence in Behçet's syndrome.


Anticardiolipin antibodies have recently been described in association with arterial and venous thrombosis, and with neurological symptoms, in connective tissue diseases. In a study of 70 patients with Behçet's syndrome 13 patients had these antibodies. Of these 13 patients eight had a history of either retinal vascular pathology, cerebral infarction, or thrombophlebitis. The association of retinal vascular disease and the presence of anticardiolipin antibodies was statistically significant.