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August 1946

RECURRENT GENITO-ORAL APHTHOSIS AND UVEITIS WITH HYPOPYON (BEHCET'S SYNDROME): Report of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Dermatology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(2):179-196. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510370063005
Abstract

THIS is a report on cases of a recently (1937) described clinical entity of recurrent ulcerations of the oral cavity and genitals and of repeated attacks of uveitis which, in later stages, is associated with hypopyon. The disease of the eyes may lead to complete loss of vision.

Cases of this syndrome had already been reported before 1937. Blüthe1 in 1908, Adamantiades2 in 1931 and Dascalopoulos3 in 1932 observed patients with this triad. In 1937, Behcet4 gave the syndrome the name of triple symptom complex, when he recognized the interrelationship of various pathologic processes in one patient. More cases of the triple syndrome or of part of it will, in all probability, be found in the literature reported by dermatologists or gynecologists as cases of recurrent ulcus vulvae acutum or, erroneously, of chancroids, by internists and dentists as cases of recurrent oral aphthae and by

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