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pregnant by partner with behcets disease

By Anonymous October 5, 2012 - 5:00am
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hi can anyone tell me what the risks are if my partner who suffers with behcets syndrome gets me pregnant would this disease cause me or my baby any harm

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Behcet's Disease is not contagious; it is not spread from one person to another. Behcet's Disease affects each person differently. The four most common symptoms are mouth sores, genital sores, inflammation inside of the eye, and skin problems.Behcet's Disease is an autoimmune disease that results from damage to blood vessels throughout the body, particularly veins. In an autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks and harms the bodies' own tissues. The exact cause of Behcet's Disease is unknown. Most symptoms of the disease are caused by vasculitis (an inflammation of the blood vessels). Inflammation is a characteristic reaction of the body to injury or disease and is marked by four signs: swelling, redness, heat, and pain. Doctors think that an autoimmune reaction may cause the blood vessels to become inflamed, but they do not know what triggers this reaction. Under normal conditions, the immune system protects the body from diseases and infections by killing harmful "foreign" substances, such as germs, that enter the body. In an autoimmune reaction, the immune system mistakenly attacks and harms the body's own tissues.


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