Behcet Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 11, 2018
  • Author: Nicole Davey-Ranasinghe, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions to consider are as follows:

  • Malignancy

  • Inflammatory bowel disease


  • Hypercoagulable states (eg, protein C and S deficiency, factor V Leiden, hyperhomocysteinemia, prothrombin deficiency)

  • Alternative causes of uveitis

  • Viral and bacterial infections (eg, herpes simplex virus infection, chancroid)

  • Nutritional/hematological deficiencies

  • MAGIC syndrome (mouth and genital ulcers with inflamed cartilage syndrome)

  • Reactive arthritis

  • PFAPA syndrome (periodic fever, aphthous-stomatitis, pharyngitis, adenitis syndrome)

  • Sarcoidosis

  • Drug reactions

Differential Diagnoses