What are the diagnostic criteria for Behçet’s disease?


Diagnostic criteria for Behçet’s disease 


Recurrent oral ulceration: minor aphthous, major aphthous or herpetiform ulceration at least three times in 12 months plus two of the following:
  • Recurrent genital ulceration
  • Eye lesions: Anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis, cells in vitreous on slit-lamp examination, retinal vasculitis
  • Skin lesions: Erythema nodosum, pseudofolliculitis, papulopustular lesions, acneiform nodules
  • Positive pathergy test
Behçet's  disease


[Source: Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine; 23rd Edition; box 24.68]

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