Behçet's disease

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Behçet's disease

[′bā‚chets di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Chronic disease of young adult males characterized by recurrent painful ulcers of the mouth and genitalia, inflammation of the irises, and joint pains.
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Intracardiac thrombus and pulmonary aneurysms in an adolescent with Behcet disease.
Behcet disease is a multisystem vascular inflammatory disease of unknown origin.
Materials and methods: Between January 2004 and December 2008 a total of 41 patients (Group 1) with the diagnosis of Behcet Disease and 38 patients as control group (Group 2) were included into the study.
Behcet disease was first described in 1937 by Turkish dermatologist HulusiBehcet as a triple-symptom disease characterized by recurrent oral and genital aphthosis and anterior uveitis with hypopyon.
Ophthalmological, dermatological and neurologic evaluations for the suspected diagnosis of vasculitis, including Behcet disease and bleeding disorders, were unremarkable.
Samples were taken from 84 Japanese MS patients 14-68 years of age (mean age, 40 years), 55 patients 18-64 years of age (mean age, 45 years) with other neurological diseases (12 with chronic cerebrovascular disease, 14 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, 12 with Parkinson disease, 5 with polyneuropathy, 4 with Behcet disease, 5 with meningitis, and 3 with Guillam-Barre syndrome), and 45 patients 19-67 years of age (mean age, 43 years) with nonneurological diseases.
The etiologies of this abnormality are atherosclerosis, congenital pathologies, Kawasaki disease, Behcet disease, other rheumatic diseases, and trauma.
Infliksimab for the treatment of posterior uveitis with retinal neovascularization in Behcet disease.