Behçet's disease

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Named after Turkish dermatologist Hulusi Behçet (1889–1948), who studied the disease in 1924.

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Behçet's disease (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A multi-system disorder involving ulcerations on the mouth and sometimes the genitals, notorious for causing hypopyon uveitis (actually a rare symptom).
    Synonyms: Behçet's syndrome (archaic), Morbus Behçet, Silk Road disease

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