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Influence of Pathergy Test on the Accuracy of Different Diagnosis Criteria for Behçet’s Disease

  • F. Davatchi
  • F. Shahram
  • A. Nadji
  • A.R. Jamshidi
  • C. Chams
  • H. Chams
  • M. Akbarian
  • F. Gharibdoost
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 528)

Conclusion

The Classification Tree criteria are the most sensitive and the most accurate criteria with or without the result of the pathergy test. They are also least affected by the absence of the pathergy test.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Davatchi
    • 1
  • F. Shahram
    • 1
  • A. Nadji
    • 1
  • A.R. Jamshidi
    • 1
  • C. Chams
    • 1
  • H. Chams
    • 1
  • M. Akbarian
    • 1
  • F. Gharibdoost
    • 1
  1. 1.Behçet’s Disease Unit, Rheumatology Research CenterTehran University for Medical Sciences, Shariati HospitalTehranIran

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