Podcast #330: Behcet Disease - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #330: Behcet Disease

Author: Nick Hatch, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Behcet Disease is an autoimmune disease that can affect any organ system.
  • Typical symptoms include recurrent oral and genital ulcers, but more concerning features include skin rashes, ocular problems, and strokes.
  • Patients with Behcet disease with hypotension should have low threshold for giving steroids.


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