The general physician should be consulted for sores and history should be taken with regards to the time of occurrence and repeated occurrence of the sores; any symptoms associated with inflammation or ulceration in other organs should also be looked for. A complete systemic examination will help in concluding the diagnosis.
2. Is Behcet’s disease contagious?
This condition is not contagious, but a rare inflammatory disorder that is linked to HLA B51 gene.
3. Which other autoimmune diseases cause inflammatory sores?
Other autoimmune diseases that have been associated with sores include:
- Reactive arthritis /Reiter’s syndrome which is characterized by arthralgia, non gonococcal urethritis and conjunctivitis.
- Steven Johnson’s syndrome characterized by bullous lesions of the skin, mouth, throat, nose, eyes and genitals.