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This Site was created for all the souls that have dealt with a rare immune
disorder called Behcet's Disease (BD). This site is not associated with any group or organization. It is a collection
of unique individuals that have all experienced one common dream. The dream
one day there will be a cure or even a diagnosis for this complex and mis-understood
disorder.While waiting for this dream to be realized, we gather in places
like this to share our laughter, our joy, our sorrow, our existence with
others on a similar journey.
This site allows anyone dealing with BD to share a part of their life with others. Please join us and get acquainted with other people that deal with Behcet's Disease. Journey with us and meet our families, our friends, our community, and our supporters. See who we are and/or read our stories. If you or someone you know would like to share a part of your life or your experience with BD, please send email and someone will respond with instructions. No one is a stranger here. A common dream can give hope to many.
Behcet's Disease is a rare immune disorder that causes the inflammation of small blood vessels anywhere in the body. The International Diagnostic Criteria is listed below. It shows the impact this disease can have on an individual. This disease may show up early with one or two symptoms. In time, other symptoms by appear or disappear depending on what body systems are being affected. The International Diagnostic is NOT intended to determine an individual diagnosis, this criteria was established only to define a homogenous group of patients for clinical trials. There is no "accepted" test to determine if you have BD. This is also no known cure. Because of the unpredictable and complex symptoms associated with BD, researchers have been forced to narrow their clinical drug trials to one or more symptoms associated with BD. The diagnostic criteria varies depending on what symptom they are trying to treat. For example, the following BD symptoms have been studied and each subgroup of symptoms have a diagnostic criteria associated with it: Vasculo-Behcet's, Neuro-Behcet's, Occulo-Behcet's, GI-Behcet's, etc. (Even thought the following diagnostic criteria is outdated, it represents a wider diagnostic criteria) According to the Behcet's Syndrome Research Committee of Japan (1972), the International Diagnostic Criteria for Behcet's Disease is: