Brain Neurorehabil.  2018 Sep;11(2):e15. 10.12786/bn.2018.11.e15.

Effect of Long-term Comprehensive Rehabilitation on Functional Recovery in Recurrent and Refractory Neuro-Behcet's Disease: a Case Report with 4-year Follow-up

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. helmaine@naver.com

Abstract

Neuro-Behcet's disease (NBD) is rare, but it is the most serious complication of Behcet's disease, a vasculitis and multisystem inflammatory syndrome. NBD causes a variety of neurological deficits depending on the affected structure in the brain; cognitive impairment, motor weakness, ataxia, and dysphagia significantly affect functioning in independent life. Although steroid therapy usually ameliorates NBD symptoms, its therapeutic effects are limited to the chronic progressive type. In NBD patients with frequent recurrences, comprehensive rehabilitation can help to improve activities of daily living and neurological symptoms.

Keyword

Behcet Syndrome; Cognitive Dysfunction; Rehabilitation
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