Multiorgan involvement of Behcet's disease in a young woman
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CitationTamer, F.; Erdogan, F.G.; Rota, D.D. & Yildirim, D. (2018). Multiorgan involvement of Behçet’s disease in a young woman. Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica, et Adriatica, 27(3), 153-154. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30244267/
Behcet's disease is a rare disorder of unknown etiology that is classified as a systemic vasculitis. The prevalence of the disease is high in countries in the Far East, Mediterranean Basin, and East Asia. Thus, it is also known as the Silk Road Disease. Behcet's disease is characterized by recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital sores, and ocular lesions. However, it can present with severe clinical manifestations as a result of cardiovascular system, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal tract involvement. The disease causes serious complications, morbidity, and mortality, especially in male patients with early age onset. Here we present a rare case of Behcet's disease exhibiting multiple organ involvement in a 26-year-old Caucasian female.