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Clinical Manifestations and Course of 200 Japanese Patients with Behçet’s Disease

  • C. Tanaka
  • T. Matsuda
  • E. Hayashi
  • Y. Imamura
  • S. Ozaki
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 528)

Conclusion

BD is a multisystemic inflammatory disorder with heterogeneous clinical features. The time of onset of oral aphthae was earlier than any other manifestation, and final incidence was 95% of our patients, and incidence was 56% in their thirties. The time of onset of several other clinical manifestations, including uveitis, skin lesions, genital ulcers and arthralgia was delayed, being 30 to 40% in patients in their thirties. Oral aphthae was a different characteristic symptom as opposed to another clinical manifestation in BD. The cumulative final incidence of neurological symptoms was 11%, comprising a case group with ocular symptoms (25%) and a case group without ocular symptoms (5%) which demonstrated a link between ocular and neurological symptoms.

Keywords

Clinical Manifestation Skin Lesion Neurological Symptom Japanese Patient Vascular Lesion 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Tanaka
    • 1
  • T. Matsuda
    • 1
  • E. Hayashi
    • 1
  • Y. Imamura
    • 1
  • S. Ozaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology and Allergy, Department of Internal MedicineSt. Marianna University School of MedicineKawasakiJapan

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