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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558

Abstract

TARQUINIO MARINHO, Kelly Cristine  and  MAGDALENA GIOVANI, Elcio. The treatment of oral lesions in Behçet's Syndrome: case report. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2016, vol.38, n.2, pp.101-104. ISSN 2173-9161.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maxilo.2014.05.001.

Behçet's disease (BD) is a multi-systemic vascular disorder characterized by oral and genital ulcers, cutaneous, ocular, arthritic, vascular, central nervous system and gastrointestinal involvement. It usually affects young adults and the etiopathogenesis is unknown. A 21-year-old girl, Caucasian, with diagnostic BD, presented with rheumatoid arthritis, genital lesions and multiple recurrent ulcers inside the mouth, with an erythematous halo, covered by yellowish exudates exacerbated during menstrual periods, and in situations of stress and anxiety. The application of low power laser in ulcers was considered in order to decrease the inflammatory symptoms and pain, beyond getting the healing process accelerated. The proposed therapy was able to promote pain relief, increase local microcirculation and repair ulcerated lesions, eliminating the need for administration of systemic or topical medications, leading to improved quality of life.

Keywords : Behçet's syndrome; Oral ulcer; Low-level laser therapy.

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