Encyclopedia of Pathology

Living Edition
| Editors: J.H.J.M. van Krieken

Behçet’s Disease

  • Jacqueline E. van der WalEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28845-1_2780-1

Synonyms

Description

A multisystem disease that presents with ulcerations of the mucous membranes (orogenital aphthous ulcerations) and ocular inflammation. It can also involve visceral organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands