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ask: the life expectancy of behcets

By Regina Phillips
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i would like to know the stage of behcets, cause my friend has had it for 14 years

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Pat Elliott HERWriter Guide

Hi Regina - Behcet’s disease is a rare, chronic disorder involving inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body. It is marked by recurrent oral and genital ulcers and eye inflammation. Symptoms of Behcet’s disease can vary from mild to very severe. Symptoms tend to appear, heal, and then recur (referred to as a flare) frequently over months or years.

You can learn more about Behcet’s disease from the EmpowHER reference page:

You can learn more about how to support your friend from the American Behcet's Disease Association: http://www.behcets.com/

It's not possible for us to tell you your friend's life expectancy. These resources will help you better understand the condition, what your friend is experiencing, and how you can provide support. Take care, Pat

March 29, 2010 - 6:43pm
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