Prevalence of Behçet’s Disease among Iraqis

  • Z.S. Al-Rawi
  • A.H. Neda
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 528)


The estimated prevalence of 1.7 BD patients for 10,000 Iraqi population is more or less similar to the prevalence in other Mediterranean and Far East countries, excluding Turkey.

The presence of recurrent mouth ulcers is a high predictor for developing BD among Iraqis compared to European individuals.


Food Ration Genital Ulcer Mouth Ulcer Pathergy Test European Individual 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z.S. Al-Rawi
    • 1
  • A.H. Neda
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, College of MedicineUniversity of BaghdadBaghdadIraq

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