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Behcet's Syndrome


Synonyms of Behcet's Syndrome
  • Adamantiades-Behcet's Syndrome
  • BD
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Halushi-Behcet's Syndrome
  • Oculo-Bucco-Genital Syndrome
  • Touraine's Aphthosis
  • Triple Symptom Complex of Behcet

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Behcet's syndrome is a rare multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by ulcers affecting the mouth and genitals, various skin lesions, and abnormalities affecting the eyes. Symptoms include areas of abnormal mucous membrane changes (lesions) of the mouth and genitals that tend to disappear and recur spontaneously. Inflammation of the eyes (anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis) also affects individuals with Behcet?s syndrome. Additional systems of the body may also be affected including the joints, blood vessels, central nervous system, and/or digestive tract. The exact cause of Behcet?s syndrome is unknown.

    Organizations related to Behcet's Syndrome
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • American Behcet's Disease Association
      PO Box 869
      Smithtown NY 11787-0869
      Phone #: 631-656-0537
      800 #: 800-723-4238
      e-mail: info@behcets.com
      Home page: http://www.behcets.com
    • Arthritis Foundation
      1330 West Peachtree Street
      Atlanta GA 30309
      Phone #: 404-872-7100
      800 #: 800-568-4045
      e-mail: help@arthritis.org
      Home page: http://www.arthritis.org
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • Behcet's Organisation Worldwide
      PO Box 27
      Somerset Intl TA23 0YJ
      Phone #: 077-13 -220303
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: information@behcetsuk.org
      Home page: http://www.behcets.org
    • CNS Vasculitis Foundation
      9930 Morningfield
      San Antonio TX 78250-3743
      Phone #: 210-523-8234
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: pamela@cnsvf.org
      Home page: http://www.cnsvf.org
    • Erythema Nodosum Yahoo Support Group
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/erythema_nodosum_Group/
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • NIH/National Eye Institute
      Building 31 Rm 6A32
      Bethesda MD 20892-2510
      Phone #: 301-496-5248
      800 #: --
      e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
    • National Association for Visually Handicapped
      22 West 21st Street
      New York NY 10010
      Phone #: 212-889-3141
      800 #: --
      e-mail: staff@navh.org
      Home page: http://www.navh.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • Vasculitis Foundation
      P.O. Box 28660
      Kansas City MO 64188
      Phone #: 816-436-8211
      800 #: 800-277-9474
      e-mail: vf@vasculitisfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html