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Doctor insights on: American Behcets Disease

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What is behcet's disease?

What is behcet's disease?

Behcet's Disease: Behçet's disease (or behçet's syndrome) was named after a turkish dermatologist hulusi behçet. It represents a compilex of 3 symptoms: recurrent aphthous ulcers of the mouth, genital ulcers, and uveitis (inflammation of the eye uvea). It may also affect visceral organs (gi tract, pulmonary tract, musculoskeletal system and neurological system). It may even result in a ruptured vascular aneurysms. ...Read more

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What medication works best for behcet's disease?

What medication works best for behcet's disease?

Behcet's medications: By stopping your immune system from attacking normal, healthy tissues in your body, immunosuppressive drugs reduce the inflammation that your immune system causes. Immunosuppressive drugs that may play a role in controlling behcet's disease include azathioprine (imuran, azasan), Cyclosporine (sandimmune) and Cyclophosphamide (cytoxan). ...Read more

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What is this behcet's disease in easy to understand terms?

What is this behcet's disease in easy to understand terms?

Autoimmune disease: Bechets is considered to be an autoimmune disease. It is most common among people of mediterranean decent. Patient with the disease present with inflammatory arthritis, recurrent oral & genital ulcers, phlebitis, iritis/uveitis & skin lesions. The disease can lead to multiorgan systemic involvement. ...Read more

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What is behcet's disease and is it curable?

What is behcet's disease and is it curable?

A fforrm of vasculit: Behcets disease is a condition grouped under the disease category vasculitis which means inflammation of blood vessels. It involves mouth ulcers and posossibly inflammation in the eye, genital ulcers, and ceratin rashes. Can also cause bowel ulcers and blood clots. It can be treated with medications.. ...Read more

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Behcet disease neurovegetative dystonia and ocd. Could be neuro-behcet? Thank you

Behcet disease neurovegetative dystonia and ocd. Could be neuro-behcet? Thank you

Behcet's Disorder: Behcet's disorder is an autoimmune disease affecting the vascular system in all organs. Please see the page of the american behcet's disease association at www.Behcets.Com for more information. They report a 23% of symptoms affecting the brain and neurological system. Ideally the autoimmune effect should be under investigation in each person's case, whether is related or not to other diseases. ...Read more

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What is behcet(name of a disease about eyes)and what is its cure(if has any cure)?

What is behcet(name of a disease about eyes)and what is its cure(if has any cure)?

See details: Behcet's syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterized by oral, genital and/or rectal ulcers and eye inflammation. There are numerous other clinical manifestations including joint, neurologic, skin and GI problems. There are no cures but there are effective treatment, especially tnf agents such as remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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How serious is getting a swollen brain behcet's disease?

How serious is getting a swollen brain behcet's disease?

Possibly: Behcet's is a complicated disorder and should be managed by a knowledgable, experienced rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Do you know any alternative therapy for behcet's disease?

Do you know any alternative therapy for behcet's disease?

Challenging Disease: Behcet's is a chronic systemic vasculitis with ulcers in the mouth, genitals and sometimes eyes as well as skin manifestations and arthritis. Traditional therapies for this rare disease include high-potency topical and intralesional steroids. Other topical therapies exist. Also Dapsone and Colchicine (oral medications) can help. More agressive therapies can be used also. ...Read more

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I've had behcet's disease for 3 years. It seems to be "death by a thousand cuts". Is there really no cure/treatment available?

I've had behcet's disease for 3 years.  It seems to be "death by a thousand cuts".  Is there really no cure/treatment available?

It can be treated: There are several treatment options for behcet's disease. It depends on the areas involved and the severity of that involvement as to what therapy is initially indicated. For more significant disease, tnf agents (enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) etc) often have good benefit. Talk to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My sister has behcet's disease what to do to minimize the recurrence of signs and symptoms she is taking remicade, (infliximab) predinsone, imuran, calcium etc?

My sister has behcet's disease  what to do to minimize the recurrence of signs and symptoms  she is  taking remicade, (infliximab) predinsone, imuran, calcium  etc?

Bechet's: Bechet's is an inflammatory arthritis that may require disease remitting agents to control symptoms, a rheumatologist has trained to reduce the frequency of medication side effects and recurrence of the disease with these drugs. Seek an experts opinion. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my vulva now look like canker sores that i get in my mouth. Can canker sores spread to your genitals? What is it? Std? Behcet's disease?

Red bumps on my vulva now look like canker sores that i get in my mouth. Can canker sores spread to your genitals?  What is it? Std? Behcet's disease?

Herpes or Behcet's: Genital ulcers can be caused by the herpes virus or one of several other sexually transmitted infections. In the us, herpes is the most common and can infect both the mouth and genitals. Behcet's disease can also cause oral and genital ulcers. You should be seen by a physician or an std clinic. ...Read more

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I have white matter on tongue it can be brushed and its non painful would it be a symptom of HIV virus or behcet ddisease?

I have white matter on tongue it can be brushed and its non painful would it be a symptom of HIV virus or behcet ddisease?

Probably not.: White matter on the tongue that can be brushed off could represent thrush, a form of candida yeast overgrowth of the tongue. Although more common in patients with low immune function (from HIV for example), it can happen to healthy people sometimes. It would be good to be checked, however. Behcet's disease usually has ulcers (sores) inside the mouth, so would not be a consideration here. ...Read more

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What is behcet's syndrome?

Read about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/beh%c3%a7et's_disease.

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What can I do about behcet's syndrome?

Bechets: See a rheumatologist with experience treating this disease. Treating bechets requires a partnership between you and an experienced physician. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of behcet’s syndrome?

What's the outcome of behcet’s syndrome?

Behcet's: Behcet's disease may come and go on its own in periods of flares and remissions. Your doctor works to control any signs and symptoms you experience during flares with medications such as: topical agents to oral steroids to immunosuppressants to interferon. What is the outcome of life? Death....Doesn't mean we stop trying to treat an illness. ...Read more

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