Headache in Behçet’s Syndrome: Review of Literature and NYU Behçet’s Syndrome Center Experience

Vijay Vishwanath, Ericka Wong, Sara C. Crystal, Matthew S. Robbins, Maria Filopoulos, Richard B. Lipton, Yusuf Yazici, Ilya Kister

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Headache, a common and disabling symptom in Behçet’s syndrome, may be associated with a variety of neurologic syndromes and ocular inflammation, or may present as an isolated feature. Our objective is to describe the various neurologic and ocular syndromes of Behçet’s syndrome of which headache is a symptom, and to review the features of isolated headaches in Behçet’s. We also report results of a study of headache in Behçet's syndrome patients who are followed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, the first study of its kind in North American patients, and the first to document prevalence of both episodic and chronic daily headache in Behçet’s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number445
JournalCurrent pain and headache reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


  • Behçet’s syndrome
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Chronic daily headache
  • Episodic headache
  • Headache
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Migraine
  • Neuro-Behçet’s
  • Uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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