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Glossary for Behcet's Disease

  • Aneurysm: Dangerous ballooning of a weakened area of an artery
  • Arthritis: General name for any type of joint inflammation, but often means age-related osteoarthritis.
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Balance symptoms: Problems with balance or vertigo
  • Blindness: The inability to see out of the eyes
  • Blood clots: Multiple coagulums that are located in the blood stream due to the aggregation of blood factors
  • Blood vessel conditions: Conditions that affect the blood vessels
  • Boomerang dysplasia: A rare lethal disorder characterized by bone abnormalities (lack of bone ossification and missing bones) and a characteristic face.
  • Bowel inflammation: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the bowel portion of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Chancroid: An sexually transmitted disease caused by the Haemophilus ducreyi bacteria and is characterized by painful genital ulceration.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Colitis: Inflammation of the colon
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain
  • Episcleritis: Localised, self limiting inflammation of the episclera (connective tissue overlying the sclera).
  • Erythema nodosum: Allergic skin condition usually on the legs
  • Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
  • Genital sores: Skin sores in the genital regions.
  • Granuloma inguinale: Granulomous disease spread sexually.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Keratitis: Any inflammation of the cornea of the eye
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Memory loss: The loss of ones ability to recall from their memory.
  • Meningitis: Dangerous infection of the membranes surrounding the brain.
  • Meningoencephalitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the brain and meninges
  • Mosquito-borne diseases: Diseases that are carried by the mosquito
  • Mouth ulcers: Ulcers in the mouth membranes or oral areas
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Oral Ulcer: An open sore inside the mouth.
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
  • Proctitis: A chronic inflammatory disease of the rectum which causes bloody diarrhea.
  • Pulmonary embolism: Blocked lung blood vessel often from a blood clot.
  • Redness: Reddening of the skin.
  • Reiterís syndrome: A form of reactive arthritis characterized by arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis and skin lesions.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin lesion: Lesions appearing on the skin.
  • Speech symptoms: Problems with speech or voice.
  • Spine symptoms: Symptoms affecting the spine
  • Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis: Inflammation of a vein wall
  • Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Thalidomide during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Thrombophilia:
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
  • Uveitis: A condition which is characterised by the inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • Vasculitis: Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel
  • Vesiculobullous rash:
  • Vulvar cancer: Cancer (malignant) that develops in the tissue of the vulva.
  • Vulvar lesions: A condition which is characterized lesions which occur on the vulva


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