A case of neuro-behcet’s disease presenting with central neurogenic hyperventilation

Ayham M. Alkhachroum, Saba Saeed, Jaspreet Kaur, Tanzila Shams, Michael A. de Georgia

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Objective: Unusual clinical course Background: Behcet’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder usually characterized by the triad of oral ulcers, genital ulcers, and uveitis. Central to the pathogenesis of Behcet’s disease is an autoimmune vasculitis. Neurological involvement, so called “Neuro-Behcet’s disease”, occurs in 10–20% of patients, usually from a meningoencephalitis or venous thrombosis. Case Report: We report the case of a 46-year-old patient with Neuro-Behcet’s disease who presented with central neurogenic hyperventilation as a result of brainstem involvement from venulitis. Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, central neurogenic hyperventilation has not previously been described in a patient with Neuro-Behcet’s disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
StatePublished - Mar 11 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Behcet syndrome
  • Central nervous system
  • CNS
  • Demyelinating autoimmune diseases
  • Hyperventilation
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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