Medical review article
Follow the link below to see a comprehensive review article on Behcet’s disease written by Dr Sara Marshall of Imperial College London in 2004.
This article was published in Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, Volume 18, No 3, Sara E Marshall, Behcet’s disease, pp291-311, Copyright Elsevier (2004).
- What is Behçet’s disease? Behçet’s syndrome (now known as Behçet’s disease) is a chronic condition resulting from disturbances in the body?s immune system.
- How is Behçet’s disease diagnosed? There is no test for Behçet’s disease at the moment. It is diagnosed by specific patterns of symptoms and repeated outbreaks of them.
- Similar disorders There are several disorders that have patterns of symptoms that overlap with those of Behçet’s disease. In the absence of a test to confirm Behçet’s, this can make diagnosis quite difficult.
- BSS factsheets All the factsheets listed are available free of charge from the Society, and many can be downloaded here.
- Headache in Behçet’s disease Headache is one of the most continual and troublesome symptoms in Behçet’s disease. Some patients are lucky and hardly ever get headaches; others have daily chronic severe throbbing headaches that are very disabling.