Behcet Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 21, 2020
  • Author: Nicole Davey-Ranasinghe, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
  • Print

Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions to consider are as follows:

  • Malignancy [42]
  • HLA-B27–associated syndromes ( ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis)
  • 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