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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
February 2000
Volume 31 , Issue 2

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Behcet’s disease: Dental and oral soft tissue complications

William Carl, DDS/John Havens, DDS/Mark Kielich, CDT

PMID: 11203911

Behcet’s disease is a chronic, multisystem disorder. It has 3 primary components: recurrent inflammations of the eye, ulcerations of the oral mucous membranes, and ulcerations of the genitalia. Diagnosis of Behcet’s disease relies mainly on history taking and clinical manifestations. This article describes the oral soft tissue and dental complications and the prosthetic problems encountered in a young patient. If dentists encounter patients with chronic ocular inflammations and recurrent oral mucous membrane ulcers, the index of suspicion should increase.

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