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Describe the features of behcet syndrome.?

Describe the features of behcet syndrome.?

Behcet Syndrome: Behcet syndrome is defined as a triad of symptoms: genital ulcers, oral (mouth) ulcers, and inflammation of a part of the eye called the uvea (uveitis). Cause is unknown, and the disease is best managed by a rheumatologist and an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Behcet's Syndrome (Definition)

Behcet's syndrome is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels. It can affect multiple organ systems including the gastrointestinal tract, eyes, lungs, ...Read more


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Can you tell me some info; it may be behcet syndrome?

Can you tell me some info; it may be behcet syndrome?

? about oral sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of behcet's syndrome?

What are the symptoms of behcet's syndrome?

Many: Beh├žet' disease is an inflammatory disease and can have many different manifestations. However, the most common feature is recurrent painful oral and/or genital ulcers. Other problems can inflammation of the eyes, vascular disease (due to inflammation of blood vessels), and central nervous system disease. Even less common are skin, kidney, heart, or lung inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I do about behcet's syndrome?

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 is behcet's syndrome?

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

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I want to know if I might have the symptoms of behcet's syndrome. Mayo site says so.?

I want to know if I might have the symptoms of behcet's syndrome. Mayo site says so.?

Difficult Diagnosis: Behcet's syndrome is a very rare and difficult diagnosis to make. It will require a thorough evaluation and history taken by a physician who is experienced with this disease. I would recommend finding someone with experience treating behcet's who can help determine if you in fact have it. A dermatologist would be the best person to start with as they have training in diagnosing this disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for behcet's syndrome?

BEHCET's SYSDROME: Tests for behcets sysdrome is clinical. Diagnosis is suspected if there is recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, occular findings or genital ulcers and positive pathergy test. ...Read more

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Is behcet's syndrome curable?

Is behcet's syndrome curable?

Treatable: This is an autoimmune, largely vasculitis of the lining of the mouth, GI tract, eyes and genitalia which causes ulceration, inflammation and debility including blindness. It can be contained in many cases but no cure is know nor is the actual cause known. Your rheumatologist can best handle this with assist from an ophthalmologist and GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can you not give blood if you have behcet's syndrome?

Can you not give blood if you have behcet's syndrome?

Can give blood: This is not a restriction for giving blood. Behcet's is not a transmissible disease. ...Read more