Behçet's Syndrome

From Pathogenesis to Treatment

  • Lorenzo Emmi

Part of the Rare Diseases of the Immune System book series (RDIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Agata Polizzi, Domenica Taruscio
    Pages 1-4
  3. Olga Addimanda, Giulia Pazzola, Nicolò Pipitone, Carlo Salvarani
    Pages 17-24
  4. Akira Meguro, Nobuhisa Mizuki, Ahmet Gül, Nobuyoshi Kitaichi, Shigeaki Ohno
    Pages 25-37
  5. Mario Milco D’Elios, Marisa Benagiano, Amedeo Amedei, Giacomo Emmi
    Pages 39-51
  6. Giacomo Emmi, Danilo Squatrito, Elena Silvestri, Alessia Grassi, Lorenzo Emmi
    Pages 53-66
  7. Lorenzo Vannozzi, Ugo Menchini, Massimo Accorinti
    Pages 97-115
  8. Anne-Claire Desbois, Betrand Wechsler, David Saadoun
    Pages 117-123
  9. Elena Silvestri, Caterina Cenci, Chiara Della Bella, Anna Maria Cameli, Domenico Prisco
    Pages 125-135
  10. Cristina Cenci, Monica Milla
    Pages 137-149
  11. Paolo Vannucchi, Rudi Pecci
    Pages 151-153
  12. Maria Elisabetta Coccia, Tommaso Capezzuoli
    Pages 155-164
  13. Ezgi Deniz Batu, Rolando Cimaz, Seza Özen
    Pages 165-176
  14. Maria Grazia Sabbadini, Stefano Franchini
    Pages 177-188
  15. Fereydoun Davatchi, Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi, Farhad Shahram, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi, Hormoz Shams, Abdolhadi Nadji
    Pages 189-198
  16. Rosaria Talarico, Anna d’Ascanio, Rossella Neri, Chiara Baldini, Marta Mosca, Stefano Bombardieri
    Pages 199-205
  17. Fabrizio Cantini, Gerardo Di Scala
    Pages 207-216
  18. Stefano Camparini, Genadi Genadiev
    Pages 217-225
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 227-229

About this book


Behçet's syndrome can reasonably be considered a unique entity among diseases of the immune system for several reasons: It has specific features and, uniquely among the immune system pathologies, represents a link between autoimmune diseases, systemic vasculitis, and autoinflammatory diseases. In addition, it is of interest to a variety of specialists, including immunologists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists, and requires a complex multidisciplinary approach. Many aspects need to be considered in a syndrome that presents a wide spectrum of symptoms and for which the therapeutic armamentarium is expanding significantly, with the development of new treatments, not least the so-called biologics. This book offers comprehensive coverage of the disease by some of the world’s leading experts in Behçet's syndrome from all the relevant specialties. Epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, organ system involvement, differential diagnosis, novel treatments, surgical management, and prognosis are just some of the topics addressed. Behçet's Syndrome: From Pathogenesis to Treatment will be an invaluable reference for a range of practitioners, researchers, and undergraduates or postgraduates interested in immunorheumatology, dermatology, and rare diseases.​


Autoimmune disease Autoinflammatory disease Behçet's syndrome Rare disease Vasculitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Emmi
    • 1
  1. 1.SOD Patologia Medica, Center for Autoimmune Systemic DiseasesBehçet Center and Lupus Clinic - AOU CareggiFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5476-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5477-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2282-6505
  • Series Online ISSN 2283-6403
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