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Behçet’s Disease: A Guide to its Clinical Understanding by Sungnack Lee M.D., Dongsik Bang M.D., Eun-So Lee M.D.,

By Sungnack Lee M.D., Dongsik Bang M.D., Eun-So Lee M.D., Seonghyang Sohn Ph.D. (auth.)

A Turkish dermatologist named Hulusi Beh~et outlined a syndrome, the foremost indicators of which contain oral ulcers, genital ulcers, eye lesions, and pores and skin lesions, as a selected ailment in 1937, and the sickness was once named Beh~et's affliction after him. considering then, there were greater than 4500 experiences awarded global­ huge in this illness displaying that Beh~et's affliction isn't any longer infrequent. simply because Beh~et's illness is clinically dynamic and its scientific signs are a variety of and their spectrum very large. notwithstanding, there are inadequate pathognomic laborato­ ry information for the prognosis of Beh~et's disorder, so it really is with nice trouble that Beh~et's ailment experts diagnose the affliction dependent in simple terms on their medical expe­ rience. we've accordingly amassed facts from greater than 5500 dwelling Beh~et's affliction sufferers whom we've seen, and we've introduced jointly facts from different international locations and different continents. we are hoping the result's a scientific advisor for these inter­ ested in Beh~et's sickness. to enhance the accessibility of the data, this article­ ebook used to be made in a photo-monography sort with an atlas kind, and we have now attempted our greatest to make our sentences brief and transparent. we're thankful to the various students world wide whose contributions have extra vastly to the worth of this textbook. we're specifically thankful to the workers of Springer-Verlag who've proven deep kindness and endurance. targeted because of Ms. Heather Yu for supporting us in penning this monograph in English, and Mr. Jung-Woon Lee for his assistance.

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In four patients, pregnancy was terminated due to worsening of the disease, while all other patients delivered healthy newborns [IJ. Reference I. Bang D, Haam IB, Lee E-S, Lee S (1993) The influence of pregnancy on Beh<;et's disease. In: Wechsler B, Godeau P (eds) Beh<;et's disease. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Beh<;et's Disease, Paris, 30 June to 1 July 1993. 1 Diagnostic Criteria There are many characteristic features of Beh~et's disease. Since no specific diagnostic laboratory test exists, difficulties arise in making a proper diagnosis.

3 Genital Ulcers Fig. 17 a,b. Perianal ulcers Fig. 19 a,b. Punched-out extragenital ulcers lesions at one time, with sizes ranging from a few millimeters to several centimeters. It usually takes between 10 days and 4 weeks for the ulcers to heal, sometimes leaving scars. Genital ulcers tend to be more prominent and frequent during the premenstrual and menstrual phases of the ovarian cycle, and directly following delivery, but are less visible during pregnancy. Occasionally, genital ulcers occurring in the early stages of pregnancy may be present until the time of delivery [3].

7. 6 Prognosis of Recurrent Oral Ulcers There is no definite diagnostic criteria that can differentiate recurrent oral ulcers from simple recurrent oral ulcers or oral ulcers as an initial manifestation of Beh<;:et's disease. Thus, if the patient only presents with recurrent oral ulcers, Fig. 7. Partial loss of tongue due to major aphthous ulcer there is likely to be controversy in diagnosing Beh<;:et's disease. Therefore, more comprehensive studies are needed. 2%) developed overt secondary manifestation of Beh<;:et's disease.

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