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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We suggest that the association of hairy cell leukemia with Behcet's syndrome may not be a random occurrence.
To the Edit or: Whether Behcet's syndrome (BS) is part of the seronegative spondyloarthropathy complex is a debated point; especially controversial is whether or not sacroiliitis and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are more common in patients with BS.
My docent's thesis 33 years ago was about disproving that Behcet's syndrome was among the great rheumatologic "lump" of seronegative spondarthritides, as was then claimed.
PARIS -- Fully one-quarter of patients with Behcet's syndrome who experience a large-vessel vascular event will have another within 5 years--and the second is typically more severe than the first.
She was, in fact, dealing with a hard-to-diagnose illness called Behcet's Syndrome - reportedly, she visited six different doctors - which is rare in the United States but common in the Middle East and Asia.
The presence of oral lesions may point toward a diagnosis of Behcet's syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, or aphthosis.
Mahr and colleagues studied the prevalence of Behcet's syndrome in France and have reported some interesting findings.
Behcet's syndrome and the nervous system: Curr Opin Neurol 2004;17:347-57.
The range of dermatologic disorders treated with one of these drugs included sarcoidosis, Behcet's syndrome, hidradenitis suppurativa, vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, pityriasis rubra pilaris, eosinophilic fasciitis, panniculitis, and scleroderma, said Dr.
For example the current International Behcet's syndrome criteria set (with ~90% sensitivity and ~95% specificity) is rather unique among the vasculitis criteria in that it was originally prepared with due consideration as to what is discussed above.