How Long Is Life Expectancy of Behcet’s Disease?

Q:
How long is life expectancy of Behcet’s disease?

A:
Behcet’s disease (BD) is also known as Behcet’s syndrome. It was first reported by the Turkish doctor Behcet in 1937. It is a rare autoimmune systemic disease that causes damage to the blood vessels.

This disease can invade the skin, mucous membranes, joints, the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascular system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the nervous system, etc.

Oral cavity, genitals, skin and eyes are most commonly invaded, which results in oral ulcer, ocular uveitis and genital ulcer.

The disease is more common in elderly people. Usually, life expectancy is less than 10 years after diagnosis. It’s possible to live a full life for many years under the care of doctors.

If you have any problem, please ask your doctor for help.

Key words: Behcet’s disease; life expectancy of Behcet’s disease.

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