Behcet's Syndrome International Study Group Criteria

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Diagnostic : 1 Required Criteria and 2 Minor Criteria
Required Criteria
Recurrent oral ulcerations: minor aphthous, major aphtous or herpetiform ulceration observed by physician or patient, which recurred at least 3 times in one 12 month period
Minor Criteria
Recurrent genital ulceration: aphthous ulceration or scarring observed by physician or patient
Eye lesion: anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis, or cells in vitreous on slit lamp examination or retinal vasculitis observed by ophthalmologist
Skin lesions: erythema nodosum observed by physician or patient, pseudofolliculitis or papulopustular lesions, or acneform nodules observed by physician in post-adolescent patients not on corticosteroid treatment
Positive pathergy test (Behcetine test) read by physician 24-48 hours.
  1. International Study Group for Behcet's Disease. Criteria for diagnosis of Behcet's disease. Lancet. 1990 May 5;335(8697):1078-80.
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