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Prevalence of Clinical Manifestations of Behcet`s Disease in Kerman from 1996 to 2004

Author(s): Mohammad Reza Shakibi | Jamileh Atapour | Mohammad Arash Ramezani | Ghodratollah Rajabizade

Journal: Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 1682-4474

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 120;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: Bechcet’s disease | clinical manifestations | Iran

Present study reported 113 cases of Behcet`s disease from out-patient clinic of rheumatology in Kerman-Iran during 8 years practice and follow up from 1996 to 2004. Male/Female ratio was 0.9/1 (47.8% male and 52.2% female). The average of age was 34.7�9.5 years (Mean�SD). The frequency of symptoms was as follows: All patients had oral aphthae (100%), genital aphthosis 75.2%, skin manifestations 81.4%, ophthalmic disease 45.1%, joint manifestation 55%, neuro-psychiatric disorders 15%, gastrointestinal disorders 9.7%, vascular manifestations 6.2% and cardiopulmonary and orchioepididimitis was rarely. Pathergy test was positive at 39%. There are some surveys of Behcet`s disease in the worlds. Some symptoms were reported same as other studies like oral and genital aphthae, skin and joint manifestations, but the other symptoms were less than more studies like ophthalmologic, neurological, vascular and gastrointestinal manifestations.

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