Recently, during a superb lecture on lupus erythematosus (LE), the following phrase slipped in: “hypertrophic LE was described by Behçet.” This is a common mistake with a simple explanation. Every dermatologist is proud to be able to spell Behçet, and when confronted with the name Bechet with the middle 2 letters transposed, one’s “intrinsic spell checker” converts Bechet to Behçet. When one searches for Bechet on www.jamadermatology.com, Behçet turns up quite often.
Burgdorf WHC, Bickers DR, Hoenig LJ. Bechet vs Behçet: The Name Is Not the Same. JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(10):1223. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.7559
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