Behçet's disease in Moroccan children: a report of 12 cases.

  title={Behçet's disease in Moroccan children: a report of 12 cases.},
  author={Fadoua Allali and Ali Benomar and Amina Karim and Noufissa Lazrak and Zouak Mohcine and Mohammed EL Yahyaoui and Taieb Chkili and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  volume={33 5},
We report 12 cases of Behçet's disease (BD) in children. The mean age of symptom onset was 12.4 years. Four patients (33.3%) had a past familial history of BD. Clinical manifestations were: oral aphtosis (n = 12), genital aphtosis (n = 9), ocular involvement (n = 9), neuro-Behçet (n = 6), venous thrombosis (n = 4), articular involvement (n = 3), and entero-Behçet (n = 1). All patients but one were initially treated with steroids; three cases with ocular involvement were treated with… CONTINUE READING