Published: 26 February 2019
Author(s): Amani Kallel, Thouraya Ben Salem, Mohamed Bassem Hammami, Fatma Said, Riadh Jemaa, Mohamed Habib Houman, Moncef Feki
Section: Original article

Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Beta-defensins are antimicrobial peptides involved in epithelial host defense. To explore whether beta-defensins might be involved in BD pathogenesis, we examined plasma human beta-defensin-1 (hBD-1) and DEFB1 -20G/A polymorphism in BD patients.


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