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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Autoinflammatory Alliance

The Autoinflammatory 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. We started in 2006 under the name, The NOMID Alliance with the same basic goal: to help patients with CAPS and other autoinflammatory diseases. We have a IRS approval as tax-exempt under both names.

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015

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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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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

https://www.behcets.com

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2013

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Autoinflammatory Alliance

The Autoinflammatory 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. We started in 2006 under the name, The NOMID Alliance with the same basic goal: to help patients with CAPS and other autoinflammatory diseases. We have a IRS approval as tax-exempt under both names.

http://www.autoinflammatory.org

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015

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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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General Resources

Healthier Ever After (injection tips book & program)

This child-friendly book is for patients and their families to learn how to manage their injectable medications, and has a program to help children to discuss and make a plan of care, and goals with rewards to chart on a reusable white board page.

Updated 6 May 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Behcet's disease" returned 835 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cancer risk in Korean patients with Behçet's disease: A nationwide population-based study.
 

Author(s): Yoon Suk Jung, Minkyung Han, Do Young Kim, Jae Hee Cheon, Sohee Park

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Various immune-mediated diseases are associated with increased malignancy risks. However, the relationship between Behçet's disease (BD) and cancer remains unclear. We conducted a nationwide, population-based study to determine the risk of cancer in patients with BD.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A national cohort study on pediatric Behçet's disease: cross-sectional data from an Italian registry.
 

Author(s): Romina Gallizzi, Caterina Pidone, Luca Cantarini, Martina Finetti, Marco Cattalini, Giovanni Filocamo, Antonella Insalaco, Donato Rigante, Rita Consolini, Maria Cristina Maggio, Adele Civino, Silvana Martino, Alma Nunzia Olivieri, Giovanna Fabio, Serena Pastore, Angela Mauro, Diana Sutera, Giuseppe Trimarchi, Nicolino Ruperto, Marco Gattorno, Rolando Cimaz

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Behçet's disease is a rare multi-systemic inflammatory disease with unknown etiology which involves principally oral and genital mucosa, skin and eyes. Average age at onset of the disease is about 25-30 years, but it may be diagnosed before the age of 16. It is not very rare in ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Multiple aneurysms and gastrointestinal involvement in Behcet's disease: A case report.
 

Author(s): Mengdi Wang, Weiwei Sun, Zhenjie Chen, Xiaona Wang, Jie Lv, Quanming Tan, Yaoxian Wang, Jingwei Zhou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e9131.

 

Behcet's disease (BD) is a rare systemic vasculitis disorder that can involve vessels of any size.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Behcet's disease" returned 90 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Herbal medicine for Behcet's disease: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ji Hee Jun, Tae-Young Choi, Junhua Zhang, Mi Mi Ko, Myeong Soo Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0165.

 

Herbal medicine treatment is often recommended in order to raise immunity levels and reduce the possibility of recurrence of symptoms, and treating the fundamental causes of the disease. This systematic review will assess the efficacy of herbal medicine in treating Behcet's disease.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Non-invasive vascular biomarkers in patients with Behçet's disease: review of the data and future perspectives.
 

Author(s): Athanase D Protogerou, Efthimia G Nasothimiou, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanasios G Tzioufas

Journal: Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.. ;35 Suppl 108(6):100-107.

 

Vascular inflammation in small to large veins and arteries contributes substantially to mortality above that of the general population in Behçet's disease. Recent data verified also the presence of accelerated classical subclinical arterial damage (atheromatosis, arteriosclerosis, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Behçet's disease: review with emphasis on dermatological aspects.
 

Author(s): Maria Antonieta Rios Scherrer, Vanessa Barreto Rocha, Lucas Campos Garcia

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;92(4):452-464.

 

Behçet's disease is a systemic vasculitis characterized by attacks of acute inflammation, which can affect almost every vascularized area of the body. There is a close correlation between the geographical distribution of HLA-B51 and its prevalence. In the etiopathogenesis there are ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 14 Mar 2018

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Anti IL-18 (GSK1070806) in Behcet's Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Behcet's Disease

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2018

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Last Updated: 16 Mar 2018

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