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How Long Should Behcets Syndrome Last
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Behçet' 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
Inflamation: Bchecet syndrome is a rare disorder that leads to chonic inflamation of the blood vessels of the entire body. The symptoms can come and go. Areas effected include, eyes, skin, joints, digestive tract. If the inflamation is left untreated it can lead to permanent damage to the organs involved. If you have this, and have not consulted a rheumatologist, you should. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: The classic three findings are ulcers in the mouth, genital ulcers, and inflammation of the eyes. The eyes can be inflammed from front to back. The inflammation of the retinal blood vessels is most harmful and can cause permanent vision loss. Behcet's disease should be treated promptly, ideally by a uveitis specialist if you have one in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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