Epidemiology of Behcet Disease

Epidemiology of Behcet Disease

Author Khairallah, Moncef Google Scholar
Accorinti, Massimo Google Scholar
Muccioli, Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kahloun, Rim Google Scholar
Kempen, John H. Google Scholar
Institution Fattouma Bourguiba Univ Hosp
Univ Monastir
Univ Roma La Sapienza
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Penn
Abstract Behcet disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder that is an important cause of morbidity worldwide. BD is most common along the ancient Silk Road route in the Far East and Mediterranean basin. the eye is the most commonly involved organ in BD patients. the prototypical form of involvement is a relapsing remitting panuveitis and retinal vasculitis. Less commonly, BD may present in the form of conjunctivitis, conjunctival ulcers, keratitis, episcleritis, scleritis, and extraocular muscle paralysis. Uveitis in BD carries significant implications for the patient, because it is a chronic recurrent disease characterized by explosive attacks of severe inflammation that may cause significant, cumulative damage to the intraocular structures. This review summarizes the epidemiology of systemic and ocular clinical features of BD with particular focus on risk factors, clinical characteristics, complications, and prognosis of BD-associated uveitis.
Keywords Behcet disease
Visual loss
Language English
Date 2012-10-01
Published in Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. London: Informa Healthcare, v. 20, n. 5, p. 324-335, 2012.
ISSN 0927-3948 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Extent 324-335
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09273948.2012.723112
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000309471900002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35333

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