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 Discussion of Behçet disease
- Behçet disease is a multisystemic and chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology.
- Classic clinical triad consists of oral ulcerations, genital ulcerations, and ocular manifestations.
- Additional clinical manifestations include skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, and lung involvement.
- Vascular complications develop in about 20%–40% of patients with Behçet disease.
- The underlying pathologic process in Behçet disease is vasculitis and perivascular inflammatory infiltrates affecting vessels of differing sizes in various organs.
- The mean age at which Behçet disease occurs is 20–30 years.
- The disease is most prevalent in the Mediterranean region, Middle East, and Far East, and males are affected 2–5 times more often than females.
 Imaging Findings for Behçet disease
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 References for Behçet disease
- Nurith Hiller, Sivan Lieberman, Tova Chajek-Shaul, Jacob Bar-Ziv, and Dorith Shaham. Thoracic Manifestations of Behçet Disease at CT. RadioGraphics 2004 24: 801-808.