Behcet's disease

Common Name(s)

Behcet's disease, Behcet disease

Behçet’s disease is a rare condition that causes inflammation in blood vessels throughout the body. Inflammation is characterized by redness, swelling and pain and is part of our normal immune response when injured or fighting infection. However, sometimes inflammation may be long term and cause problems. The inflammation caused by Behçet’s disease may lead to numerous symptoms that may seem unrelated. These signs and symptoms may include mouth sores, eye inflammation, skin rashes and lesions, joint swelling, enlarged veins and arteries, inflammation in the brain and genital sores. The symptoms vary from person to person and may disappear and recur. The cause of Behçet’s disease is unknown. It may be an autoimmune disorder, which means the body’s immune system may be mistakenly attacking its own healthy cells.

Risk factors include age, location, sex, and genes. Individuals in their 20’s and 30’s are most likely to develop Behçet’s disease. The disease occurs worldwide, but is more common in the Middle East and Far East. The condition occurs in both men and women, but is usually more severe in men. It is believed that certain genes are associated with a higher risk of developing Behçet’s.

There is no treatment to cure Behçet’s disease. Doctors usually treat signs and symptoms to reduce the risk of complications, such as blindness. There is no definitive diagnostic test for Behçet’s disease; therefore, your doctor may conduct a physical exam and blood tests to rule out other conditions. Talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options if you or a family member has been diagnosed with Behçet’s disease.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Behcet's disease" for support, advocacy or research.

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American Behcet's Disease Association (ABDA)

The American Behçet's Disease Association's mission is to provide support and information to people with Behçet's Disease and their families and to educate the medical community about Behçet's Disease. Through education, support, research and fundraising, the American Behçet's Disease Association is working to find a cure and to promote awareness and understanding of Behçet's Disease

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2013

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Deutsches Register Morbus Adamantiades-Behçet eV

The purpose of the association is the promotion of science and research in the field of Adamantiades-Behçet disease. This aim will be achieved by raising funds for the promotion of research projects in the field of Adamantiades-Behçet disease by other entities. Purpose of the association is the formation of doctors, patients and laypersons. Purpose of the association is also raising funds for the promotion of public health in the field of Adamantiades-Behçet disease by other entities.

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2013

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stopcaidnow.org

Our mission is simple-Educate, Provide Awareness, and Fund Researchers who are committed to finding a cure. StopCAIDnow(501c3) is focused on providing tools to better educate Doctor’s and the community on AutoInflammatory diseases. There is a need for an understanding of these diseases so proper diagnosis can be made, and treatment can be started. This will help alleviate the inflammation process, 7 the pain that comes with it. Proper diagnosis is urgent for the prognosis of these diseases. If left untreated damage to the tissues, organs & vision(for some) will not only be irreversible but devastating

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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The NOMID Alliance

The NOMID Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment, and improved care for people with autoinflammatory diseases.

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2013

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American Behcet's Disease Association (ABDA)

The American Behçet's Disease Association's mission is to provide support and information to people with Behçet's Disease and their families and to educate the medical community about Behçet's Disease. Through education, support, research and fundraising, the American Behçet's Disease Association is working to find a cure and to promote awareness and understanding of Behçet's Disease

https://www.behcets.com

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2013

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Deutsches Register Morbus Adamantiades-Behçet eV

The purpose of the association is the promotion of science and research in the field of Adamantiades-Behçet disease. This aim will be achieved by raising funds for the promotion of research projects in the field of Adamantiades-Behçet disease by other entities. Purpose of the association is the formation of doctors, patients and laypersons. Purpose of the association is also raising funds for the promotion of public health in the field of Adamantiades-Behçet disease by other entities.

http://www.behcet.de

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2013

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stopcaidnow.org

Our mission is simple-Educate, Provide Awareness, and Fund Researchers who are committed to finding a cure. StopCAIDnow(501c3) is focused on providing tools to better educate Doctor’s and the community on AutoInflammatory diseases. There is a need for an understanding of these diseases so proper diagnosis can be made, and treatment can be started. This will help alleviate the inflammation process, 7 the pain that comes with it. Proper diagnosis is urgent for the prognosis of these diseases. If left untreated damage to the tissues, organs & vision(for some) will not only be irreversible but devastating

http://www.stopcaidnow.org

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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The NOMID Alliance

The NOMID Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment, and improved care for people with autoinflammatory diseases.

http://www.nomidalliance.org

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Behcet's disease" returned 685 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Amyloidosis in Behcet's disease.
 

Author(s): I Ben Ghorbel, N Bel Feki, T Ben Salem, M Lamloum, M H Houman

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 Jan;26(1):132-4.

 

Behcet's disease (BD) is a multisystem vasculitis with protean manifestations. It is characterized by a heightened state of inflammation, although the factors that initiate and sustain this inflammation are not clear. We report some cases of BD-associated amyloidosis and have similar ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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HLA-B51 subtypes in Turkish patients with Behçet's disease and their correlation with clinical manifestations.
 

Author(s): D D Demirseren, G G Ceylan, G Akoglu, S Emre, S Erten, A Arman, A Metin

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Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic inflammatory disease believed to be triggered by microbial or environmental factors on a genetic platform. Clinically, it may have an impact on many body systems, including the mucocutaneous, ocular, articular, vascular, and neurological systems. ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2014

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Decreased expression of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in ocular Behcet's disease.
 

Author(s): Chaokui Wang, Zi Ye, Aize Kijlstra, Yan Zhou, Peizeng Yang

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2014 ;2014():195094.

 

Recent studies show that the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is involved in immune responses. AhR is activated following interaction with its ligands, such as 6-formylindolo[3,2-b]carbazole (FICZ) and 2-(1'H-indole-3'-carbonyl)-thiazole-4-carboxylic acid methyl ester (ITE). In this ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014

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The terms "Behcet's disease" returned 70 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Immunopathogenesis of ocular Behçet's disease.
 

Author(s): Un Chul Park, Tae Wan Kim, Hyeong Gon Yu

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2014 ;2014():653539.

 

Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic recurrent systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology characterized by oral and genital ulcerations, skin lesions, and uveitis. The ocular involvement of BD, or Behçet's uveitis (BU), is characterized by panuveitis or posterior uveitis with ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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Biological treatments in Behçet's disease: beyond anti-TNF therapy.
 

Author(s): Francesco Caso, Luisa Costa, Donato Rigante, Orso Maria Lucherini, Paolo Caso, Vittoria Bascherini, Bruno Frediani, Rolando Cimaz, Edoardo Marrani, Laura Nieves-Martín, Mariangela Atteno, Carmela G L Raffaele, Giusyda Tarantino, Mauro Galeazzi, Leonardo Punzi, Luca Cantarini

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2014 ;2014():107421.

 

Behçet's disease (BD) is universally recognized as a multisystemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology with chronic course and unpredictable exacerbations: its clinical spectrum varies from pure vasculitic manifestations with thrombotic complications to protean inflammatory ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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Frosted branch angiitis as ocular manifestation of Behçet's disease: unusual case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Soon Jae Kwon, Dong Ho Park, Jae Pil Shin

Journal: Korean J Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec;27(6):466-9.

 

We report an unusual case of unilateral frosted branch angiitis associated with Behçet's disease, including a review of previously reported cases. A 39-year-old male with history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers presented with visual loss in his left eye. Fundus findings demonstrated ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Immunogenetic Mechanisms in Behcet's Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Behcet's Disease; Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2015

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Efficacy and Safety Study of Gevokizumab to Treat Behcet's Disease Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Behcet's Disease Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2015

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Special Investigation in Patients With Intestinal Behcet's Disease (All Case Investigation)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Behcet's Disease

 

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2015

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