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Video: Behcet’s Disease – Mystery Diagnosis

Behçet’s disease or Behçet disease, sometimes called Behçet’s syndrome, Morbus Behçet, Behçet-Adamantiades syndrome, or Silk Road disease, is a rare immune-mediated small-vessel systemic vasculitis that often presents with mucous membrane ulceration and ocular problems. Behçet’s disease (BD) was named in 1937 after the Turkish dermatologist Hulusi Behçet, who first described the triple-symptom complex of recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, and uveitis.

As a systemic disease, it can also involve visceral organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems.

As the disease can affect nearly every organ in the body, other conditions such as vasculitis, fibromyalgia, migraines/central nervous system problems, eyesight problems, tachycardia and joint pain and swelling are also commonly linked to Behçet’s Disease. This syndrome can be fatal due to ruptured vascular aneurysms or severe neurological complications.

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Link: The neurologic significance of celiac disease biomarkers

Objective:

To report neurologic phenotypes and their etiologies determined among 68 patients with either (1) celiac disease (CD) or (2) no CD, but gliadin antibody positivity (2002-2012).

 

The full text could not be found of this article, however the abstract and conclusions can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25261501.

© 2014 American Academy of Neurology

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