Behcet's syndrome in Korea: A look at the clinical picture

H. J. Kim, D. Bang, S. H. Lee, D. S. Yang, D. H. Kim, K. H. Lee, S. Lee, H. B. Kim, W. P. Hong

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Behcet's syndrome is being detected increasingly in Korea. To collect and document information concerning the clinical picture as it is records the patients seen in our clinic in the period between November 1983 and March 1986 were used as source material. In summary, it was found that (1) the total number of patients who had two major symptoms at least were 410, including 170 men and 240 women; (2) Patients in their thirties were the most common, the mean age being 34.6 years; (3) according to Lehner's classification, the order of frequency of the different types was mucocutaneous (52%), ocular (33), arthritic (14%) and neurologic (1%) and according to Shimizu's classification, it was incomplete (39%), suspected (37%), and complete (24%); (4) oral ulcers, which had observed in 407 patients were the most frequent major symptom, followed by genital ulcers in 338 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-78
Number of pages7
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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