Development of Clinical Activity Form for Korean Patients with Behçet’s Disease
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.
KeywordsClinical Activity Recurrent Symptom Oral Ulceration Korean Patient Single Symptom
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