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Recent Epidemiological Data on Behçet’s Disease in Iran

The 2001 Survey
  • F. Shahram
  • F. Davatchi
  • A. Nadji
  • A. Jamshidi
  • H. Chams
  • C. Chams
  • N. Shafaie
  • M. Akbarian
  • F. Gharibdoost
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 528)

Conclusion

Recent nation-wide survey in Iran revealed a remarkable decrease of the incidence rate of BD and a tendency toward milder forms of the disease as was noticed in previous studies5. This may have many explanations such as changing patterns of the disease, inclusion of milder forms of the disease, and finally the impact of new treatments on the course of the disease.

Keywords

Confidence Interval Mild Form Anterior Uveitis Annual Incidence Rate Posterior Uveitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Shahram
    • 1
  • F. Davatchi
    • 1
  • A. Nadji
    • 1
  • A. Jamshidi
    • 1
  • H. Chams
    • 1
  • C. Chams
    • 1
  • N. Shafaie
    • 1
  • M. Akbarian
    • 1
  • F. Gharibdoost
    • 1
  1. 1.Behçet’s Disease Unit, Rheumatology Research CenterTehran University for Medical Sciences, Shariati HospitalTehranIran

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