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Behçet syndrome

Pronunciation: be-shet'

Definition: a syndrome characterized by simultaneously or successively occurring recurrent attacks of genital and oral ulcerations (aphthae) and uveitis or iridocyclitis with hypopyon, often with arthritis; a phase of a generalized disorder, occurring more often in men than in women, with variable manifestations, including dermatitis, erythema nodosum, thrombophlebitis, and cerebral involvement.

Synonym(s): Behçet disease, cutaneomucouveal syndrome, iridocyclitis septica, oculobuccogenital syndrome, recurrent hypopyon, triple symptom complex, uveoencephalitic syndrome

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