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Dyslipidaemia in Behçet’s disease as a thrombotic risk factor
  1. J M Ricart1,
  2. A Vayá2,
  3. M Santaolaria2,
  4. F España3,
  5. J Aznar2
  1. 1Dermatology Service, La Fe University Hospital, Valencia, Spain
  2. 2Hemorheology and Thrombosis Unit, Department of Clinical Pathology, La Fe University Hospital
  3. 3Research Centre, La Fe University Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
    J M Ricart
    Dermatology Service, La Fe University Hospital, Avda, Campanar 21, Valencia 46009, Spain; jricartv{at}

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Leiba et al1 recently suggested that hyperlipidaemia, particularly hypertriglyceridaemia, may be a risk factor for thrombosis in Behçet’s disease. Published studies suggest an association between increased levels of plasma lipids and deep-vein thrombosis,2–4 although the pathogenic mechanism is controversial. In an ongoing study on the association between thrombophilic defects and thrombotic events in patients with Behçet’s disease, we have also evaluated the possible contribution of plasma lipids to the genesis of thrombotic events in these patients. We conducted a case–control study in patients with Behçet’s disease recruited from the records of the La Fe, General and Peset University Hospitals …

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