Oral cavity
Inflammatory (noninfectious) lesions
Behçet disease

Author: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 April 2018, last major update February 2013

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Definition / general
  • Rare, immune mediated systemic vasculitis that often presents with mucous membrane ulceration and ocular problems
  • Most common in Middle East and Japan
  • Primarily a clinical diagnosis; affects skin, oral mucosa and eyes with triple symptom complex of recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers and uveitis
  • May involve visceral organs
  • May be fatal due to ruptured aneurysms or neurological manifestations
Clinical images

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Oral ulcers

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Leukocytoclastic vasculitis