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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Keywords: Behcet's Disease, Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms (TOUS), Symptom management theory.
High levels of endothelial progenitor cells can be associated with thrombosis in patients with BehCet's disease.
Genome-wide association study identifies variants in the MHC class I, IL10, and IL23R-IL12RB2 regions associated with Behcet's disease.
Behcet's disease and the neuropathic bladder: urodynamic features: case report and a literature review.
Carriers of HLA-B51/HLA-B5 have an increased risk of developing Behcet's disease.
Clinical course before and after cataract and glaucoma surgery under systemic infliximab therapy in patients with Behcet's disease.
Elevated serum levels of calprotectin (MRP8/MRP14) in patients with Behcet's disease and its association with disease activity and quality of life," Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, vol.
For example, sarcoidosis is more prevalent in black ethnic groups and a high prevalence of Behcet's disease has been reported in the Middle East and Asia, especially in Japan.
Ideguchi et al studied 412 patients with Behcet's disease, of whom 54 (13%) had neurological involvement mainly in the brainstem, white matter, and basal ganglia11.
Behcet's disease attacks the body's immune system and is believed to only affect about 25 people in Wales and 1,000 across the UK.
It is also thought to be a clinical variant of Behcet's disease (BD), because of the combination of pulmonary artery aneurysm and venous thrombosis, found in both the diseases.
1) The exact etiology of this syndrome is not clear and it is often considered a variant of Behcet's disease.