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2. Recognise the clinical presentations of Behçet's diseaseEdit

  • Usually presents in adulthood, uncommon in children
  • Most common in people who are ethnically derived from the "Silk Road" - from the Mediterranean - East Asia
  • History of Recurrent aphthous ulcers essential for diagnosis
  • Genital ulcers occur in over 70% of cases - similar appearance to mouth ulcers
  • Recurrent uveitis and retinal vasculitis common
  • Skin lesions occur in 80% of sufferers, especially women -commonly erythema nodosum
  • Joint manifestations such as synovitis, arthritis and arthralgia occur in 2/3rds of patients
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