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Diseases » Bechets syndrome » Glossary
 

Glossary for Bechets syndrome

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: Inflammation of spinal joints similar to rheumatoid arthritis.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Any type of digestive condition caused by bowel inflammation.
  • Lupus: Autoimmune disease with numerous effects on various organs and linings.
  • Reactive arthritis: The inflammation of a joint
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.

 

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