Behcet's disease: Remission of patient symptoms after oral contraceptive therapy

S. H. Oh, J. Y. Kwon, J. H. Lee, E. C. Han, D. Bang

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We report a patient with Behcet's disease (BD) who went into remission after administration of oral contraceptives. About 2 years after the diagnosis of BD, she developed dysfunctional uterine bleeding with menometrorrhagia, during which oral and genital ulcers and erythema nodosum-like lesions persisted without remission. The oral contraceptive that was prescribed to controlher irregular menstruation also suppressed outbreaks of ulcers and erythema nodosum-like lesions. This case suggests that sex hormones might be considered as one of the aggravating or inducing factors in BD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e88-e90
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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