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Development of Clinical Activity Form for Korean Patients with Behçet’s Disease

  • E. -S. Lee
  • H.S. Kim
  • D. Bang
  • H.G. Yu
  • H Chung
  • D.H. Shin
  • Y.W. Song
  • Y.B. Park
  • S.K. Lee
  • S.K. Shin
  • W.H. Kim
  • J H Choi
  • BJ. Park
  • S. Lee
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 528)

Summary

The Behcet’s Disease Activity Form for Korean patients was easy to complete by patients without assistance.

Since all patients have been treated long-time, the spectrum of recurrent symptoms was limited. Most common recurrent symptom was oral ulcerations, followed by arthralgia, and erythema nodosum.

Sometimes only a single symptom was enough to make patient feel very ill.

Despite avoiding professional term to describe the symptom, there was poor agreement between patients and assessors in some symptoms, such as vascular, gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms. It may come from poor understanding of symptoms specific to Behcet’s disease.

Keywords

Clinical Activity Recurrent Symptom Oral Ulceration Korean Patient Single Symptom 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. -S. Lee
    • 3
  • H.S. Kim
    • 4
  • D. Bang
    • 4
  • H.G. Yu
    • 1
  • H Chung
    • 1
  • D.H. Shin
    • 5
  • Y.W. Song
    • 5
  • Y.B. Park
    • 6
  • S.K. Lee
    • 6
  • S.K. Shin
    • 7
  • W.H. Kim
    • 7
  • J H Choi
    • 2
  • BJ. Park
    • 2
  • S. Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologySeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Preventive MedicineSeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyAjou University School of MedicineSuwonKorea
  4. 4.Department of DermatologyYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  5. 5.Department of RheumatologySeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  6. 6.Department of RheumatologyYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  7. 7.Department of Gastrointestinal MedicineYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulKorea

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