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Behcet's syndrome

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Behcet's syndrome is a chronic multisystem venulitis of unknown aetiology.

It is characterised by:

  • arthritis
  • iritis
  • recurrent oral and genital ulcers
  • neurological disease

It is three times more common in males than females and the prevalence in the UK is about 1 in 170,000. It is commoner in the east Mediterranean and Japan.


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