Behçet's Disease Akimichi Imamura 1 1Division of Gastroenterology, Sapporo Kosei General Hospital Keyword: Behçet病 , 腸型Behçet , 全身性疾患 pp.547-552
Published Date 2003/4/24
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403100913
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 Behçet's disease is a tetrad of oral ulcers, genital ulcers, ocular lesions and skin lesions which often recur. Additional features are arthritis, epididymitis, gastrointestinal ulcers, vascular lesions and central nervous system involvement. Therefore, it is a multi-organ disease.

 As for gastrointestinal ulceration, it could occur anywhere throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract, although manifestations in the ileocecal region are the most common. The major manifestation in the ileocecal region is a large, round or oval-shaped, deep, well demarcated ulceration. On the other hand, ulcerations in the small bowel and/or colon are multiple and smaller, often appearing aphthous.

 The colitis of Behçet's disease is usually distinguishable from ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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