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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X

Abstract

ALZAMORA BARRIOS, Blanca  and  MARTINEZ YACTAYO, Franklin. Enfermedad de Behcet: estudio clínico y tratamiento en el Hospital Arzobispo Loayza. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2001, vol.12, n.2, pp.58-64. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objetives: To determine the frecuency of presentation, as well as, clinical findings, treatment and evolution of Behcet’s disease at the Hospital Arzobispo loayza, between 1992 and 2001. Material and methods: This is a retrospective and descriptive study was performed between 1992 and 2001 at the Hospital Arzobispo Loayza. We include outpatients of Ophtalmology and Internal medicine divisions, whan were hospitalized and they had Behcet’s disease diagnosis. Results: We report 9 patients with Behcet’s disease between 1992 and 2001, 6 females and 3 males, among the 19 - 55 years of age. They presented as clinical findings: recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, uveitis and others eye lesions, skin lesions, joint pain, gastrointestinal tract involvement and others. Conclusion: The prevalence of this disease in our poblation is low, similar to the rest of the world. Behcet’s disease diagnosis is dificult and based in clinical, because it frecuency is low. ( Rev Med Hered 2001; 12: 58-64 ).

Keywords : Behcet’s disease; oral ulcers; genital ulcers; uveitis.

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