Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 211–214 | Cite as

Evaluation of gastrointestinal involvement of Behçet’s disease by nuclear medical techniques

  • Özlem Küçük
  • Gülseren Aras
  • Ayfer Soylu
  • Aysel Gürler
  • Özden Tulunay
  • Necati Örmeci
  • Nurşen Düzgün
  • Nejat Bengi
  • Erkan İbiş
  • Asım Akin
Original Article


To evaluate the value of nuclear medicine procedures in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal involvement of Behçet’s disease in asymptomatic patients, Tc-99m human immunoglobulin (HIG) and Tc-99m leucocyte (LC) whole body scintigraphies were performed on 30 patients with major symptoms of the disease. Comparison of the results with other diagnostic techniques showed that Tc-99m HIG whole body scanning can be a useful diagnostic aid before the disease becomes clinically active in the gastrointestinal system.

Key words

Behçet’s disease Tc-99m human immunoglobulin Tc-99m leukocytes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Özlem Küçük
    • 1
  • Gülseren Aras
    • 1
  • Ayfer Soylu
    • 1
  • Aysel Gürler
    • 2
  • Özden Tulunay
    • 3
  • Necati Örmeci
    • 4
  • Nurşen Düzgün
    • 5
  • Nejat Bengi
    • 6
  • Erkan İbiş
    • 1
  • Asım Akin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineAnkara University Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyAnkara University Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of PathologyAnkara University Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Department of GastroenterologyAnkara University Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey
  5. 5.Department of ImmunologyAnkara University Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyAnkara University Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey

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