Behçet's syndrome

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Behçet's syndrome, also Behçet's disease, is a rare disorder classically described as the triad of:[1]

  1. Oral aphthous ulcers.
  2. Genital ulcers.
  3. Uveitis



  • Unknown - hypothesized to be infectious (due to the epidemiology[2]) on a background of genetic susceptibility.[3]


  • Pathergy[2] = minor trauma (to the skin) results in a non-healing lesion.


Features - small vessel vasculitis:[2][3]

See also


  1. Online 'Mendelian Inheritance in Man' (OMIM) 109650
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hatemi, G.; Yazici, H. (Jun 2011). "Behçet's syndrome and micro-organisms.". Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 25 (3): 389-406. doi:10.1016/j.berh.2011.05.002. PMID 22100288.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kalayciyan, A.; Zouboulis, C. (Jan 2007). "An update on Behçet's disease.". J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21 (1): 1-10. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3083.2006.01863.x. PMID 17207160.