Case Report

Intractable Hiccups Induced by Oral Methylprednisolone Treatment in a Patient with Behçet’s Uveitis


  • Hasan Ali Tufan
  • Ömer Kocabıyık
  • Sedat Arıkan
  • Baran Gencer
  • Selçuk Kara
  • Fahri Güneş

Received Date: 09.01.2013 Accepted Date: 24.04.2013 Turk J Ophthalmol 2013;43(6):471-473

Corticosteroids are one of the most important drug groups that are used to treat uveitis. Topical, systemic, or periocular administration of these agents vary according to the location and severity of inflammation. Systemic steroids may cause short-term side effects including appetite and behavior changes, flushing, water retention, or long-term side effects including osteoporosis, myopathy, hypertension, Cushing syndrome, cataract, and glaucoma. In this study, we report a patient with Behçet’s uveitis who developed persistent hiccups due to the systemic methylprednisolone treatment.

Keywords: Methylprednisolone, intractable hiccups, Behçet’s disease, uveitis

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