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Behçet’s disease

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Introduction
Behçet’s disease is a rare and poorly understood condition that causes inflammation (swelling) of the blood vessels. This often leads to mouth and genital ulcers.
Symptoms of Behçet's disease
Behçet’s disease can cause a wide range of symptoms, but it is rare for someone with the condition to experience them all.
Causes of Behçet’s disease
The exact cause of Behçet’s disease is unknown, but there is some evidence that both genetic and environmental factors are involved.
Diagnosing Behçet’s disease
There is no single test used to diagnose Behçet's disease but a variety of tests may be used by your GP to rule out other conditions.
Treating Behçet’s disease
Immunosuppressants are the most widely used treatment for Behçet’s disease. Immunosuppressants stop the immune system from working.