Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

Akgun S

Akgun S


  • Research Article
    Cytomegalovirus Antibody Titers in Patients with Bechet's Disease
    Author(s): Oner RI, Sayıner SH and Akgun SOner RI, Sayıner SH and Akgun S

    Purpose: We aimed to measure the titers of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) formed against latent microbial agents, such as Cytomegalovirus (CMV), in patients with Behcet’s disease (BD) and to compare with healthy population. Method: Forty-four patients with BD who were or were not receiving immunosuppressive treatment who had their CMV immunoglobulin G (IgG) titers measured and a sixty nine healthy people (control groups) were retrospectively examined. CMV IgG titers in the patients with Behcet’s disease and control groups were compared. Values above the cut-off (cut-off for CMV IgG: 6.00 IU/mL) were regarded as positive. Findings: At the time of the tests, 18.2% of patients were not receiving any treatment, 40.9% were receiving Colchicum treatment, and 40.9% were receiving immunosuppressive treatment. CMV IgG values we.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-8048.1000264

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