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Behcet's Syndrome

What is Behcet’s Syndrome?

Also called Behcet’s disease, Behcet’s syndrome is an inflammatory disease caused by damage to and inflammation of the blood vessels. Rare in the United States, it is common in the Middle East and Asia, affecting mainly those in their 20s and 30s.

What is vasculitis?

There are many types of vasculitis, including Behcet’s disease, large vessel vasculitis syndromes (such as Takayasu vasculitis), medium vessel vasculitis syndromes and small vessel vasculitis syndromes.

Symptoms

  • Sores in the mouth

  • Other skin sores

  • Swelling of parts of the eye

  • Pain, Swelling, stiffness in joints

Diagnosis

Medical evaluation.

Treatment

There is no cure but symptoms can be controlled with medication, rest and exercise. 

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