Intestinal microbiota composition of patients with Behcet's disease: differences between eye, mucocutaneous and vascular involvement. The Rheuma-BIOTA study

Yasar Bilge N. Ş., Perez Brocal V., KAŞİFOĞLU T., BİLGE U., KAŞİFOĞLU N., Moya A., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.38, no.5, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Behcet's disease, microbiota, microbiome, uveitis, vascular involvement
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective. Changes in microbiota composition affect the aetiology and pathogenesis of chronic diseases, including Behcet's disease (BD). However, no studies have analysed the potential gut microbiota changes among different clinical forms of BD. This study evaluated the intestinal microbiota composition of patients with BD and healthy controls and also compared differences between patients with BD with respect to eye, mucocutaneous, and vascular involvement.