Hand and wrist arthritis of Behçet disease: Imaging features

Shunsuke Sugawara, Shigeru Ehara, Shin Hitachi, Hideharu Sugimoto

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Background: Reports on arthritis in Behet disease are relatively scarce, and imaging features vary. Purpose: To document the various imaging features of articular disorders of the hand and wrist in Behet disease. Material and Methods: Four patients, four women aged 26 to 65 years, fulfilling the diagnostic criteria of Behet disease, with imaging findings of hand and wrist arthritis, were seen in two institutions. Radiography and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging were studied to elucidate the pattern and distribution. Results: Both non-erosive arthritis and erosive arthritis of different features were noted: one with non-erosive synovitis of the wrist, one with wrist synovitis with minimal erosion, and two with erosive arthritis of the distal interphalangeal joint. Conclusion: Imaging manifestations of arthritis of Behet disease vary, and may be similar to other seronegative arthritides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalActa Radiologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Adults
  • Arthritides
  • Conventional radiography
  • Hand
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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