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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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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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What is the treatment for behcet's syndrome?

What is the treatment for behcet's syndrome?

BEHCET's syndrome: Treatment is symptomatic for this multisystem inflammtory vasculitic disorder. ...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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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