Behcet’s Syndrome

Behcet's syndrome or sometime called Behcet's Disease is a disease that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. Behcet's Disease is common in the Middle East, Asia, and Japan. The most common symptoms are 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. The disease has the ability to involve blood vessels of nearly all sizes and types, involving both veins and arteries. Because of the diversity and size of the blood vessels affected, manifestations of Behcet’s may occur at many sites throughout the body.

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The treatment of Behcet's syndrome depends on the severity and the location of its manifestations in an individual patient.

There is no cure for Behçet's disease. Treatment typically focuses on reducing discomfort and preventing serious complications. Corticosteroids and other medications that suppress the immune system may be prescribed to treat inflammation.

Although there is no cure for Behçet's disease, people usually can control symptoms with proper medication, rest, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. The goal of treatment is to reduce discomfort and prevent serious complications such as disability from arthritis or blindness.

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