Oral cavity
Inflammatory (noninfectious) lesions
Behçet disease


Topic Completed: 1 February 2013

Revised: 31 January 2019

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PubMed Search: Behçet disease oral cavity[TIAB]

Charu Thakral, M.D.
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Cite this page: Thakral C Behçet disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitybehcet.html. Accessed December 11th, 2019.
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
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