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Acute synovial rupture in behcet’s syndrome


Two patients with Behpet’s syndrome presented with acute synovial rupture of the knee. Recurrent episodes occured in one patient, a feature not previously described in this disease.

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Correspondence to J. G. Hanly or J. Molony or B. Bresnlhan.

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Hanly, J.G., Molony, J. & Bresnlhan, B. Acute synovial rupture in behcet’s syndrome. I.J.M.S. 153, 286–287 (1984).

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