Comportamiento clínico epidemiológico de la enfermedad de Behçet

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Introduction: Behç et's disease is defined as a vasculitis affecting all types of vessels, presenting with local and systemic clinical manifestations that may involve concern any organ or organ system. Objective: To describe the clinical and epidemiological behaviour of Behç et's disease in Cuba. Methods: An observational, longitudinal, retrospective, and descriptive study was conducted on a group of 8 patients with Behç et's disease, who were evaluated and followed-up by the National Rheumatology Centre of the "10 October" Clinical Surgical Hospital, Havana, Cuba. Results: The mean age of the 8 patients (6 women and 2 men) found was 47 ± 17 years old. The most common clinical manifestations were oral (100%) and genital (100%) ulcers, and bone, muscle and joint system involvement, followed by psychological disorders (62.5%). An increased C-reactive protein (100%) was the most common laboratory finding. Colchicine (100%), combined with steroids and methotrexate (87.5%) is the most commonly treatment used. Conclusions: There was a predominance of females and patients over 40 years, with a higher incidence of general symptoms, oral and genital ulcers, arthralgia, arthritis, and psychological disorders. Combined therapy with steroids, methotrexate and colchicine was the most commonly found.




Cartas, U. S., Pérez, O. G. B., Bascó, E. L., Balbín, M. M., Rodríguez, C. M., & Cartas, E. S. (2016). Comportamiento clínico epidemiológico de la enfermedad de Behçet. Revista Colombiana de Reumatologia, 23(2), 79–84.

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