Behçet disease

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[edit] 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.

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