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Behcet Syndrome
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Behçet disease, Silk Road disease
            • Definitions

              • Chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterized by oral & genital mucosal ulcers & uveitis
                • Thoracic disease includes
                  • Vascular aneurysms ± luminal thrombus
                  • Lung & airway disease
                  • Pleural nodules & effusions
                  • Mediastinal lymphadenopathy, fibrosis

            IMAGING

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Ceylan N et al: Pulmonary and vascular manifestations of Behcet disease: imaging findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 194(2):W158-64, 2010
                                    2. Chae EJ et al: Radiologic and clinical findings of Behçet disease: comprehensive review of multisystemic involvement. Radiographics. 28(5):e31, 2008
                                    3. Uzun O et al: Pulmonary vasculitis in behcet disease: a cumulative analysis. Chest. 127(6):2243-53, 2005
                                    4. Hiller N et al: Thoracic manifestations of Behçet disease at CT. Radiographics. 24(3):801-8, 2004
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Behçet disease, Silk Road disease
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterized by oral & genital mucosal ulcers & uveitis
                                                  • Thoracic disease includes
                                                    • Vascular aneurysms ± luminal thrombus
                                                    • Lung & airway disease
                                                    • Pleural nodules & effusions
                                                    • Mediastinal lymphadenopathy, fibrosis

                                              IMAGING

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Consider

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Ceylan N et al: Pulmonary and vascular manifestations of Behcet disease: imaging findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 194(2):W158-64, 2010
                                                                      2. Chae EJ et al: Radiologic and clinical findings of Behçet disease: comprehensive review of multisystemic involvement. Radiographics. 28(5):e31, 2008
                                                                      3. Uzun O et al: Pulmonary vasculitis in behcet disease: a cumulative analysis. Chest. 127(6):2243-53, 2005
                                                                      4. Hiller N et al: Thoracic manifestations of Behçet disease at CT. Radiographics. 24(3):801-8, 2004