Behcet's disease

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What is Behcet's disease?

Behcet's disease is a rare disease that causes inflammation in the body's blood vessels. This may result in painful mouth ulcers, genital ulcers, eye problems and skin lesions.

Common symptoms reported by people with Behcet's disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for Behcet's disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Behcet's disease (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Colcrys)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
113
Tried for
Behcet's disease (3)

Data from patients with Behcet's disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Behcet's disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Behcet's disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches lethargy 3 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Behcet's disease (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Colcrys)
Perceived effectiveness
for Behcet's disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Behcet's disease (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Behcet's disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has Behcet's disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 187 say Behcet's disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 21
30s 65
40s 63
50s 48
60s 21
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 45
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 34
Female 202

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 112
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from Behcet's disease patients who have completed their condition history
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