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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

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


TARQUINIO MARINHO, Kelly Cristine; VIEIRA CAPUTO, Bruno; ARAUJO NORO-FILHO, Gilberto  and  MAGDALENA GIOVANI, Elcio. Behçet's syndrome: literature review and clinical case report. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2016, vol.38, n.2, pp.105-110. ISSN 2173-9161.

Behçet's disease (BD) is a multi-systemic vascular disorder characterized by oral and genital ulcers, as well as cutaneous, ocular, arthritic, vascular, central nervous system and gastrointestinal involvement. It usually affects young adults, and its pathological origin is unknown. The case of a 47-year-old woman with recurrent ulcers in the oral cavity is presented. She linked the pain with sitting and during the sexual act, with vaginal and oral cavity pain, due to the lesions present at those sites, as well as swelling and pain in the knees, making walk painful. The patient was kept under observation and underwent multidisciplinary treatment with prescription of topical and systemic drugs to improve quality of life. Dentists should be aware of BD and the need of multidisciplinary treatment to increase the patient's quality of life.

Keywords : Oral ulcers; Behçet's syndrome; Genital manifestations.

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