Pulmonary manifestations of Behçet's disease

Erkan, F.; Gül, A.; Tasali, E.; Gül, A
July 2001
Thorax;Jul2001, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p572
Academic Journal
journal article
Behcet's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology characterised by recurrent attacks. It is now recognised as a multisystem disease with vasculitis as the main pathological finding. Since Behcet's disease does not have pathognomonic symptoms or laboratory findings, the diagnosis is made on the basis of the criteria proposed by the International Study Group for Behcet's disease in 1990. According to the criteria, recurrent oral ulceration must be present and at least two of the following: recurrent genital ulceration, eye lesions, skin lesions, or a positive pathergy test.


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