Diagnosis of intestinal Behçet's disease

Jae Hee Cheon, Sung Jae Shin, Sang Woo Kim, Kang Moon Lee, Joo Sung Kim, Won Ho Kim

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Due to similar manifestations of intestinal Behçet's disease (BD) to those of other colitis such as Crohn's disease or intestinal tuberculosis, it is still challenging for gastroenterologist to accurately diagnose intestinal BD in patients with ileo-colonic ulcers. Moreover, no reliable diagnostic criteria for intestinal BD have been developed yet. Therefore, IBD Study Group of KASID was formulated to establish the guideline for the diagnosis of intestinal BD using a modified Delphi process. The novel diagnostic criteria for intestinal BD were developed based on two aspects; colonoscopic findings and extra-intestinal systemic manifestations, in which patients were categorized into 4 groups including definite, probable, suspected, and non-diagnostic for intestinal BD. Furthermore, Disease Activity Index for intestinal BD was developed through a Korean multicenter study. These diagnostic and disease activity guidelines will contribute to understand intestinal BD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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