BEHCET SYNDROME

The most common symptoms are oral and genital ulcers and different types of eye problems. Patients suffer from joints pain and stiffness, severe fatigue and variety of pains- from bones, through muscles, joints, headaches, finishing on skin lesions. The common symptom is erythema nodosum- red, painful tumours appearing mostly on limbs, sometimes covered with bleeding wounds. Many patients complain about healing difficulties.

Synonyms:
Pain
Eye lesion
Erythema nodosum
Blood clot
Skin lesion
Eye problems
Vision loss
Blindness
Muscle pain
Bone pain
Oral ulcers
Genital ulcers
Joint pain
Joint stiffness
Memory loss
Healing difficulties
Inflammation
Severe fatigue
Neurological disorders

Types:
Behçet's Disease
Neuro- Behçet's

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Circulatory system
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Digestive system
Endocrine system
Endocrine system
Immune system
Immune system
Integumentary system
Integumentary system
Lymphatic system
Lymphatic system
Muscular system
Muscular system
Nervous system
Nervous system
Reproductive system
Reproductive system
Respiratory system
Respiratory system
Skeletal system
Skeletal system
Urinary system
Urinary system

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Eye lesion
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Blood clot
  • Skin lesion
  • Eye problems
  • Vision loss
  • Blindness
  • Muscle pain
  • Bone pain
  • Oral ulcers
  • Genital ulcers
  • Joint pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Memory loss
  • Healing difficulties
  • Inflammation
  • Severe fatigue
  • Neurological disorders

Treatments

  • There is no treatment that can fully treat this disease, however we can try to reach remission.
  • Doctors mostly use those medicines in therapy (not all at once!):
  • Steroids
  • colchicine
  • Imuran
  • Methotrexate
  • Azathiopryne
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • It's recommended to try the non steroid- anti-inflammatory drugs in the beginning. The painkillers are necessary for daily use. Also different types of gels/creams can be useful for skin lesions. Patients should also use special diets, especially when having oral ulcers.
  • Specialist who treat it

    Neurology Obstetrics and gynecology Oncology Ophthalmology Orthopaedics Rheumatology Tropical medicine
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