Behcet's disease. Experience of an internal medicine service from 1982 to 1991.

R M da Cunha, A B Horta, A S Castro


The authors present the results of a retrospective study on Behçet's disease, concerning 19 patients observed in Medicine Service 2 (Santo António dos Capuchos Hospital) between 1982 and 1991. There were 15 male and 4 female patients, with a mean age of 33. The clinical manifestations were: oral--100%, ocular--100%, genital--89%, articular--79%, cutaneous--68%, general non-specific manifestations--52%, venous--26%, peripheral nervous system--21%, central nervous system--10% and persistent headaches--10%.

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