Behcet's syndrome: A chronic inflammatory disorder involving the small blood vessels which is characterized by a classic triad of features: ulcers in the mouth, ulcers of the genitalia, and inflammation of the eye (uveitis). The mouth and genital ulcers recur in crops and are painful. The mouth ulcers appear on the inner lining of the mouth, the gums, and tongue. The genital ulcers occur on the scrotum and penis of males and vulva of women and can leave scars. Arthritis is commonplace with Behcet's syndrome, as is involvement of the gastrointestinal system and central nervous system. The cause of Behcet's syndrome is not known. It is more frequent and severe in patients from the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia than those of European descent. Treatment for Behcet's disease is symptomatic and supportive. Medication may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system.
Named for the Turkish dermatologist Halushi Behcet (1889-1948). Also known as Silk Road disease.
Find out about Behcet's syndrome, a disease characterized by three symptoms: genital ulcers, recurring mouth ulcers, and inflammation around the pupil of the eye.
Behcet's syndrome is a disease that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It causes problems in many parts of the body. The most common symptoms are Sores in ...
Hasan Yazici gave this talk to ABDA members in November, 2006 at the Behcet's Syndrome Center in NYC - and you can listen to it free! Click here to listen to the PodCast.
Another name for Behcetâ€™s Disease is Behcetâ€™s syndrome. Who gets Behcetâ€™s Disease (the â€œtypicalâ€ patient)? Behcetâ€™s disease is most common along the â€œOld Silk ...
This page outlines BehÃ§et's syndrome/disease â€“ which can cause mouth ulcers, genital ulcers and eye inflammation.