An idiopathic disease of the immune system characterized by aphthous ulcers in the mouth, genital ulcers, skin lesions, and severe inflammation of the uveal tract of the eye (see uveitis). It may also involve the joints and nervous system and cause inflammation of the veins. The condition occurs more often in men than women. Treatment is aimed at controlling the immune system. H. Behçet (1889–1948), Turkish dermatologist
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