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When should Behçet’s be suspected?

Behçet’s Syndrome

A high index of suspicion will be raised if the patient presents with two or three possible manifestations, such as:

  • Painful recurrent mouth ulcers and genital ulcers, or
  • Painful recurrent mouth ulcers and an inflamed eye, or
  • Painful recurrent mouth ulcers, genital ulcers and an inflamed eye, or
  • Painful recurrent mouth ulcers, genital ulcers and inflamed joints, or
  • Painful recurrent mouth ulcers, genital ulcers and skin lesions, or
  • Inflamed eye(s) and joints and skin manifestations, or
  • Inflamed eye(s), thrombophlebitis and skin manifestations, or
  • Painful recurrent mouth ulcers, an inflamed eye and a positive family history.

These associations do not make the diagnosis, and many others could be listed. They are situations in which the diagnosis should be suspected and further advice should be sought.

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