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Five Types of Vasculitis

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Sources:

Vasculitis. Mayo Clinic. 08 Oct 2011. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vasculitis/DS00513

What is Vasculitis? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. 01 Apr 2011. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/vas

Cerebral Vasculitis. Diseases A to Z.com. 2011. http://www.diseasesatoz.com/cerebral-vasculitis.htm

Reviewed October 25, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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In the U.S. and other Western countries, Behcet's Disease is more common in women than men. It's only in the Middle East & Asian regions where men predominate.

Behcet's can cause many symptoms not mentioned here, and some patients never have the eye or brain involvement described. Children can also have Behcet's, although it's uncommon before the teenage years.

Most common symptoms include recurrent oral and genital ulcers, eye inflammation, skin lesions, arthritis, GI problems, headaches, fatigue, and CNS/brain involvement similar to MS.

November 4, 2011 - 12:07pm
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Hello Amie... Thank you so very much for all the additional information on Behcet's Disease. It's often difficult to get all the information that I'd like into an article because we are limited on length. I love it when readers and other Empowher members share their experiences and additional info. Thank you so much for posting and sharing the additional information. I appreciate it! Mary

November 6, 2011 - 10:56pm
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