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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 296) Last page : ( 297)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00054.8

Behcets Syndrome: A Review

Murthykumar Karthikeyan1,*, Ravikumar Chandini2, Devi K Gayathri1

1Final year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

23rd year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals

*Corresponding Author E-mail: karthikmohan87@yahoo.com

Online published on 18 April, 2016.

Abstract

Behcets syndrome is a disease that involves inflammatory conditions of blood vessels and also other parts of the body including mouth, eye, skin, genitals etc. In this condition the body's immune system is found to be disturbed that is not commonly seen in people. The epidemiology of the disease is that it affects people who are in their 20s and 30s and the exact aetiology of the disease is unknown even by doctors. The various manifestations found are skin, vascular and GI lesions, arthritis, CNS involvement etc. The treatment focuses on relieving pain and preventing other serious problems experienced by these patients. This review article aims at describing the etiology, clinical features and the treatment modalities of Behçet's disease.

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Keywords

Behcets syndrome, Hulusi Behcet, inflammatory disease, vasculitis, ulcers.

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