Behçet’s disease, which develops in the form of an autoimmune disorder of the body, that is, a disorder in the immune system, shows signs of infection, is not an infectious disease. But he has a genetic predisposition.
Behçet’s disease got its name from the Turkish dermatologist and scientist Hulusi Behçet, who identified the three main symptoms of the syndrome in 1924 in one of his patients and published his research on the disease in 1936. The name of the disease was officially adopted as Morbus Behcet at the International Congress of Dermatology in Geneva in 1947.
WHAT IS BEHÇET’S DISEASE?
Behçet’s disease is a rare chronic disease that causes inflammation of blood vessels in different parts of the body. Behçet’s disease usually affects men and women in their 20s or 30s, even if it also occurs in children and older adults. The disease is more severe in men than in women.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BEHÇET’S DISEASE?
Common symptoms of Behçet’s disease include:
- Mouth wounds
- Skin wounds
- Wounds on the reproductive organ, similar to mouth wounds
- Redness , pain and blurred vision in the eye
- Joint swelling and pain
- Redness of the arms or legs when a blood clot occurs
- Abdominal pain and diarrhea
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT FOR BEHÇET’S DISEASE?
Currently, there is no cure for Behçet’s disease, but it is possible to control it with medications that reduce symptoms.
– Skin creams, gels and ointments
Topical medications are applied directly to inflammation, skin and genital wounds.
Pain relief mouthwashes are used to reduce the pain of mouth sores.
– Eye drops
Eye drops relieve pain and redness in your eyes when inflammation is mild and reduce inflammation.
In addition, one of the most important treatments for Behçet’s disease is to avoid fatigue and stress.