Behcet's syndrome: providing integrated care


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Esatoglu S. N. , Kutlubay Z. , Ucar D., Hatemi I., Uygunoglu U., Siva A., et al.

JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY HEALTHCARE, cilt.10, ss.309-319, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2147/jmdh.s93681
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY HEALTHCARE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.309-319

Özet

Behcet's syndrome (BS) is a multisystem vasculitis that presents with a variety of mucocutaneous manifestations such as oral and genital ulcers, papulopustular lesions and erythema nodosum as well as ocular, vascular, gastrointestinal and nervous system involvement. Although it occurs worldwide, it is especially prevalent in the Far East and around the Mediterranean Sea. Male gender and younger age at disease onset are associated with a more severe disease course. The management of BS depends on the severity of symptoms. If untreated, morbidity and mortality are considerably high in patients with major organ involvement. Multidisciplinary patient care is essential for the management of BS, as it is for other multisystem diseases. Rheumatologists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, cardiovascular surgeons and gastroenterologists are members of the multidisciplinary team. In this study, we reviewed the epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic criteria sets, clinical findings and treatment of BS and highlighted the importance of the multidisciplinary team in the management of BS.