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Behcet's disease

noun Beh·cet's disease \ ˈbā-səts- \
variants: or Behcet's syndrome also Behçet's disease or Behçet's syndrome

medical Definition of Behcet's disease

: a rare disease of unknown cause that is marked by chronic inflammation of blood vessels with symptoms including ulcerative sores especially of the mouth and genitals, inflammation of the eye, and joint swelling and pain
  • … has struggled with what was diagnosed as Behcet's disease, a form of vasculitis, which causes lesions, mouth blisters and joint pain.
  • —Brad TownsendThe Dallas Morning News14 May 2012

Biographical Note for behcet's disease

  • Behçet \be-ˈchet\, Hulusi (1889–1948), Turkish dermatologist. Behçet published his original description of Behcet's syndrome in 1937.

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