What is Behçet’s Disease (Syndrome)?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Behcet’s syndrome is a disease or syndrome that involves vasculitis, which is inflammation of the blood vessels. Because of the diversity of blood vessels it affects, manifestations of Behcet’s may occur at many sites throughout the body. Common symptoms include:
- Sores in the mouth
- Sores on the sex organs
- Other skin sores
- Swelling of parts of the eye
- Pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints
More serious problems can include meningitis, blood clots, inflammation of the digestive system and blindness.
There is not one specific test to diagnose Behcet’s disease. Rather the diagnosis is based on the occurrence of symptoms and signs that are compatible with the disease. As of yet, there is no cure for Behcet’s disease. Treatment focuses on reducing pain and preventing serious problems. Most people can control symptoms with treatment.
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