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Behcet's Syndrome | Behcet's Disease - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I am having repeated episodes of mucous sores with skin lesions who should I consult?

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.
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2. Is Behcetís 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 /Reiterís syndrome which is characterized by arthralgia, non gonococcal urethritis and conjunctivitis.
  • Steven Johnsonís syndrome characterized by bullous lesions of the skin, mouth, throat, nose, eyes and genitals.

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