Differential Diagnosis of Behcet Uveitis

Tugal-Tutkun I., GUPTA V., CUNNINGHAM E. T.

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, vol.21, no.5, pp.337-350, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The diagnosis of Behcet disease is clinical and based on the presence of characteristic ocular and systemic inflammatory manifestations. Patients may present with anterior, posterior, or panuveitis in one or both eyes. The differential diagnosis includes a variety of infectious and noninfectious causes of acute nongranulomatous anterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, occlusive retinal vasculitis, focal or multifocal retinitis, and necrotizing retinitis. A course characterized by sudden onset with improvement followed by recurrence of inflammatory signs is most typical for Behcet uveitis.