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This site is all about Living with the disease Behcet's Syndrome, info below. As a life-long illness it obviously takes it's toll on everyday life, relationships and much, much more. I made this not to give more of the endless information about the illness itself but about what life with this life long illness is like, and to create some form of comfort when you've just been diagnosed. =)
Behçet’s (pronounced Betjets) syndrome (sometimes known as Behçet’s disease) is a chronic condition caused by disturbances in the body’s immune system. It is named after Hulushi Behçet (1889-1948), a Turkish dermatologist and scientist, who first recognised the syndrome in one of his patients in 1924. Although Behçet’s disease can affect people of any age, it most commonly affects those between the ages of 20 and 40. Common symptoms include mouth ulcers, genital ulcers, eye inflammation and arthritis.
This is the info I am putting on this site and it is copied from the Behcet's syndrome Society website, not of my own making. For more info and support I have put the UK and American websites on the Links page. You can also talk to me if you want! Use the forum.