Controversies in Behcet Disease


WAKEFIELD D., CUNNINGHAM E. T. , Tugal-Tutkun I. , KHAIRALLAH M., Ohno S., ZIERHUT M.

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, vol.20, no.1, pp.6-11, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/09273948.2011.649153
  • Title of Journal : OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-11

Abstract

Behcet disease (BD) is a common, complex, and severely debilitating systemic vasculitis. Despite an increasing understanding of BD overall, there remain many critical questions to be addressed in terms of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of this condition. The opinions of uveitis experts related to these issues were recently surveyed and are summarized herein. The survey results revealed significant disparities between responders in terms of important concepts regarding the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of this important inflammatory eye disease.