Clinical features of Behçet's disease. Report of four cases

Thomas N. Helm, Charles Camisa, Carl Allen, Careen Lowder

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Behçet's disease is a multisystem inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. The unifying histologic reaction pattern is a leukocytoclastic vasculitis that affects predominantly the skin, oral mucosa, and eyes. Many other sites of involvement have been reported but are inconsistently found in individual patients. Early recognition and treatment of Behçet's disease may help prevent devastating permanent sequelae such as blindness. Because oral involvement is often the first manifestation of this disorder, dental practitioners are in a unique position to help these patients. We report four cases of Behçet's disease in North American patients. Diagnostic criteria and treatment options are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • General Dentistry

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