The Disease Of Behcet 's Disease

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In 1937, a rare disease called Behcet 's Disease (BD) was first described by Dr. Hulusi Behcet, who is a dermatologist in Turkey. The disease is also known as Behcet 's syndrome and described by The American Behcet 's Disease Association (2014) as "a rare, chronic, autoimmune, autoinflammatory disorder" (American Behcet 's Disease Association [ABDA], 2014). The disease, recognized worldwide, can affect multiple systems in the human body and associated with morbidity and mortality. Dr. Hulusi Behcet (2014) first described the disease as "a triad of oral ulcers, genital ulcers and ocular inflammation" (ABDA, 2014). The epidemiology behind this disease indicates its prevalence in multiple countries. It is less prevalent in the United States and Western Europe. According to National Organization for Rare Disorders (2015),the highest prevalence rate, 80-370 cases per 100,000, of this disease is in Turkey, as well as in Japan, Korea, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia (National Organization for Rare Disorders [NORD], 2015). According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease, the disease affects more men than women in Middle Eastern and Asian countries. However, it affects more women than men in the United States (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease [NIAMS], 2015). It can develop in people of all ages but it tends to develop in people between the ages of 20 to 40. The Behcet 's disease symptoms vary from person…

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