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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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What are the tests for behcet's syndrome?

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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What are the symptoms of behcet's syndrome?

What are the symptoms of behcet's syndrome?

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

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What is behcet’s syndrome? Why is it such a big deal?

What is behcet’s syndrome? Why is it such a big deal?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Behcet's syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Behcet's syndrome?

Serious illness: Ulcers in the mouth and genital skin, often eye problems and more. It is caused by immunity against some essential proteins called the "heat shock" group. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Hello, I have Behcet's Syndrome, and I'm having a very painful flare-up. I'm already on Tapentadol for a severe herniation. What else can I do/take?

Behcet's syndrome: First I wish you all the best in overcoming the disease. Second, every case is different, and management of flare ups, is tailored to every case, however besides analgesics, anti-inflammatory agents as corticosteroids are used too. Third, you can't be managed online with such a complex disease, if no center where you live deals with your diagnosis, please seek a rheumatologist help and follow up ...Read more

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Could my doctor mistake behcet's syndrome for herpes?

Could my doctor mistake behcet's syndrome for herpes?

See below: It could happen but a biopsy of the lesion as well a swab for tzanck prep for herpes would help delineate between the two. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for behcet’s syndrome work?

Do natural remedies for behcet’s syndrome work?

No: Behcet's is a serious disease that can cause blindness, pain and even death if not managed properly by a medical doctor. Patients can lose vision from inflammation in the front of the eye causing glaucoma and cataracts and from closure of blood vessels in the retina in the back of the eye. All target organ systems need to be closely monitored and approved medications adjusted carefully. ...Read more

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What can I do for my behcet's syndrome without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my behcet's syndrome without going to a doctor?

Little: This autoimmune disease affecting the mouth, GI tract, genitalia and eyes, can only be treated with serious pharmacological intervention. Home remedies may provide a little symptomatic relief but do not affect the basic disease. Only your doctor can provide the type of relief that is helpful in the long run for this serious, debilitating and chronic disease. ...Read more

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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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Are there other diseases like behcet's?

Are there other diseases like behcet's?

Yes: Behcet's is sometimes considered as a form of vasculitis, but shares symptoms with collagen vascular disease. ...Read more

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What medication is really working for behcet's?

What medication is really working for behcet's?

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 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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Tell me about behcet disease and if you know of a cure?

Read about it: Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/beh%c3%a7et's_disease.

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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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What is the life expectancy for someone with behcet's?

What is the life expectancy for someone with behcet's?

Depends: It depends on the body system that is involved. If it is limited to the eyes and mouth, then the life expectancy should be normal, with uveitis and apthous stomatitis as chronic illnesses. However, if there is heart or lung involvement, with aneurysmal dilation of vessels within these vital structures, a person could end up in early heart or respiratory failure, shortening the life expectancy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my niece has had a blood test and before the results are in she has been told that the symptoms are Behcet's?

What do you suggest if my niece has had a blood test and before the results are in she has been told that the symptoms are Behcet's?

Not surprising: Bechtel's syndrome is a unique disorder where the history and physical examination can be almost diagnostic. Laboratory tests may add some information and rule out other diseases, but classic Bechets can be diagnosed with fairly good certainty without them. ...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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Woke up twice with a lot of diarrhea in my underwear. Today it continued while awake. I have Behcet's. Any ideas?

Woke up twice with a lot of diarrhea in my underwear. Today it continued while awake. I have Behcet's. Any ideas?

Behcets bowel: Behcets can involve the bowel. There may be a role for the compassionate use Otezla which is now approved for psoriasis. Some studies have been positive and some not ...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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Was just diagnosed with behcet and have been getting blood clots in my mouth.?

Was just diagnosed with behcet and have been getting blood clots in my mouth.?

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