Behcet Disease Questions & Answers

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

Overview

What is Behçet disease?

When was Behçet disease first identified?

What is the role of genetics in the pathogenesis of Behçet disease?

What is the pathophysiology of Behçet disease?

What is the role of infection in the pathophysiology of Behçet disease?

What is the role of T cells and neutrophils in the pathogenesis of Behçet disease?

What causes Behçet disease?

What is the prevalence of Behçet disease in the US?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of Behçet disease?

What is the global prevalence of Behçet disease?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with Behçet disease?

Presentation

What are the diagnostic criteria for Behçet disease?

Which vasculopathy findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

How is arthritis characterized in Behçet disease?

What are the renal signs and symptoms of Behçet disease?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

Which skin and mucous findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

What are the ocular signs and symptoms of Behçet disease?

What are neurologic signs and symptoms of Behçet disease?

What are the GI signs and symptoms of Behçet disease?

What are the GU signs and symptoms of Behçet disease?

What are the cardiac and pulmonary manifestations of Behçet disease?

How are oral ulcers characterized in Behçet disease?

Which dermatologic exam findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

Which ocular exam findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

Which neurologic exam findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

Which vascular findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

Which musculoskeletal findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

Which GI findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

Which GU findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnosis of Behçet disease?

What are the differential diagnoses for Behcet Disease?

Workup

How is Behçet disease diagnosed?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Behçet disease?

Which Doppler ultrasonography findings suggest Behçet disease?

What is the role of a pathergy test in the workup of Behçet disease?

What is the role of arthrocentesis and lumbar puncture (LP) in the workup of Behçet disease?

What is the role of synovial fluid analysis in the workup of Behçet disease?

What is the role of cerebrospinal fluid analysis in the workup of Behçet disease?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Behçet disease?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Behçet disease?

What is the role of antiphospholipid antibody testing in the workup of Behçet disease?

What is the role of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody testing in the workup of Behçet disease?

Treatment

Which guidelines have been issued on the treatment of Behçet disease?

How is Behçet disease treated?

What is the efficacy of TNF-? antagonists in the treatment of Behçet disease?

Which medications are used in Behçet disease treatment?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Behçet disease?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Behçet disease?

Which dietary and activity modifications are used in the treatment of Behçet disease?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Behçet disease?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment of Behcet Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive agents are used in the treatment of Behcet Disease?

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

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of Behçet disease treatment?

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of Behçet disease?

What is the patient transfer process for patients with Behçet disease?

How is recurrence of Behçet disease prevented?

What are the possible complications of Behçet disease?

What is the prognosis of Behçet disease?

What is included in patient education about Behçet disease?