Behcet syndrome has classical characteristic symptoms of inflammation of blood vessels and triad of symptoms that include mouth ulcers that recur frequently, genital ulcers and inflammation of area around the pupil of the eye.
Painful genital ulcerations develops around the anus, vulva, and scrotum. In the majority of patients, scarring can occur.Age / Sex of Behcet Syndrome
• The cause remains unknown.
• Genetic and environmental factors, such as microbe infections, both factors contribute to the development of Behcet’s syndrome.
• Behcet’s syndrome is not contagious.
• Inflammation involves eyes, brain, joints, and skin.
• Painful oral ulcers involve gums, tongue, and lining of the mouth.
• Genital ulcers involve scrotum, penis, vulva and leave scars.
• Pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
• Inflammation of uvea or retina can result in blindness.
• Pain in eye, blurred vision, redness, and photophobia, these are the results of eye inflammation.
• A headache, stiffness in the neck, fever occurs due to inflammation of the brain.
• Swelling, stiffness, pain, and tenderness of joints occur due to the inflammation of joints.
• Commonly affected joints are knees, wrist, ankle, and elbows.
• Reddish nodules on the front of the legs that are tender occur due to inflammation of the skin.
• Skin biopsy
• Lumbar puncture
• Blood test
• Anti-inflammatory drugs.
• Medicines for mouth ulcers include TNF-blockers.
• Eating a balanced diet.
• Exercising regularly.
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