Behçet's disease: treatment of mucocutaneous lesions

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2005 Jul-Aug;23(4):532-9.


Oral and genital ulcers, and cutaneous vasculitic lesions are considered hallmarks of the disease, and often precede other manifestations. Mucocutaneous lesions figure prominently in the presentation and diagnosis. Therefore, their recognition may permit earlier diagnosis and treatment, with beneficial results for prognosis. This review overviews the current state of knowledge regarding the therapeutic approaches including local and systemic agents for the treatment of mucocutaneous lesions of BD.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behcet Syndrome / drug therapy*
  • Behcet Syndrome / pathology
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / drug therapy
  • Genital Diseases, Female / pathology
  • Genital Diseases, Male / drug therapy
  • Genital Diseases, Male / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mucous Membrane / drug effects
  • Mucous Membrane / pathology
  • Oral Ulcer / drug therapy
  • Oral Ulcer / pathology
  • Skin Ulcer / drug therapy*
  • Skin Ulcer / pathology