Bechet's Disease

Original article by Tom Leach | Last updated on 23/11/2013
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  • Idiopathic, autoimmune disease, caused by inflammation of venules.
  • Associated with HLA-B51, thought to be triggered by an environmental agent
  • Symptoms include:
    • Recurrent mouth and genital ulcers
    • Uveitis
  • Often accompanied by a symmetrical arthritis of the lower limbs!
  • Non-erosive, and treated with steroids