Deciphering the myriad symptoms of Behcet's disease

This rare and poorly understood condition is prevalent in certain populations

Behcet's disease is characterised by systemic vasculitis affecting both veins and arteries of various sizes.

Figure 1. Minor aphthous ulcers affecting the upper lip.

It is a multigenetic inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology.

Professor Hulusi Behçet, a Turkish dermatologist, was the first to describe the syndrome observed in three patients with recurrent oral and genital ulceration,