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It is possible that the main title of the report Behcet's Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Synonyms Back to top
- Adamantiades-Behcet's Syndrome
- Behcet's Disease
- Oculo-Bucco-Genital Syndrome
- Triple Symptom Complex of Behcet
- Hulusi-Behcet's Syndrome
Disorder Subdivisions Back to top
General Discussion Back to top
Behçet's syndrome is a rare multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by ulcers affecting the mouth and genitals, various skin lesions, and abnormalities affecting the eyes. Symptoms include areas of abnormal mucous membrane changes (lesions) of the mouth and genitals that tend to disappear and recur spontaneously. Inflammation of the eyes (anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis) also affects individuals with Behçet's syndrome. Additional systems of the body may also be affected including the joints, blood vessels, central nervous system, and/or digestive tract. The exact cause of Behçet's syndrome is unknown.
Resources Back to top
American Bechet's Disease Association
P.O. Box 869
Smithtown, NY 11787-0869
PO Box 28660
Kansas City, MO 64188
111 E 59th St
New York, NY 10022-1202
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
22100 Gratiot Ave.
East Detroit, MI 48021
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
NIH/National Eye Institute
31 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Behcet's Organisation Worldwide
PO Box 27
Intl TA23 0YJ
Tel: 07713 220303
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Erythema Nodosum Yahoo Support Group
CNS Vasculitis Foundation
San Antonio, TX 78250-3743
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
PO Box 4121
Brick, NJ 08723
European Society for Immunodeficiencies
1-3 rue de Chantepoulet
Geneva, CH 1211
Tel: +31 73-6992965
Fax: +41 22 906 91 40
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Last Updated: 2/17/2009
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