Oral Ulcers in Behçet Present Difficult Differential

Leo Robert

Diagnosis of Behçet disease can be complicated by overlapping clinical features, as described in these 8 brief summaries.

Without specific confirmatory tests, the diagnosis of Behçet disease (BD) is based on clinical criteria. The earliest manifestation and most important sign is oral ulcers.

Oral lesions are linked with various autoimmune and other disorders that may have overlapping clinical features, complicating the differential diagnosis.

Early, precise diagnosis of BD increases the effectiveness of treatment. Scroll through the slides below for brief summaries of oral presentations in various conditions.