Behcet Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: C Egla Rabinovich, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Behcet syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of Behcet syndrome?

What is the global prevalence of Behcet syndrome?

What is the racial predilection of Behcet syndrome?

What is the prevalence of Behcet syndrome in the US?

What is the morbidity associated with Behcet syndrome?

What is the sexual predilection of Behcet syndrome?

Which age groups have the highest incidence of Behcet syndrome?

Presentation

What are the O'Duffy diagnostic criteria for Behcet syndrome?

What are the limitations of diagnostic criteria for Behcet syndrome?

What are the international diagnostic criteria for Behcet syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of Behcet syndrome?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Behcet syndrome?

Which vascular findings are characteristic of Behcet syndrome?

Which muscular findings suggest Behcet syndrome?

What causes Behcet syndrome?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Behcet Syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of Behcet syndrome?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Behcet syndrome?

What is the role of endoscopy in the workup of Behcet syndrome?

What is included in an eye exam for the evaluation of Behcet syndrome?

What is the role of neuropsychologic testing in the workup of Behcet syndrome?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Behcet syndrome?

Treatment

How is Behcet syndrome treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Behcet syndrome?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Behcet syndrome?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of Behcet syndrome?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of Behcet syndrome?

Medications

What is the role of drug treatment for Behcet syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Rheostatic agents are used in the treatment of Behcet Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Tumor necrosis factor antagonists are used in the treatment of Behcet Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulatory agent are used in the treatment of Behcet Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressant agents are used in the treatment of Behcet Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Behcet Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antigout medications are used in the treatment of Behcet Syndrome?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of Behcet syndrome?

When is inpatient care indicated for Behcet syndrome?

Which medications are used in the treatment of Behcet syndrome?

When should patients be transferred to a tertiary care center for the treatment of Behcet syndrome?

How is Behcet syndrome prevented?

What are the possible complications of Behcet syndrome?

What is the prognosis of Behcet syndrome?

What is included in patient education about Behcet syndrome?