Behรงetโ€™s Syndrome

Rare in the US, it’s mostly found in Turkey, and heading east on the Silk Road through Iraq, Iran, Arabia, to China, Korea, & Japan.ย  It causes ulcers in the mouth and genitals.ย  There’s often an arthritis of medium & large joints like knees, ankles and/or wrists.ย  Any organ can be affected, like the eye, lungs, and more.ย  Blood clots occur in veins; the brain is affected in severe cases.ย  Rheumatologists have various treatments, both to calm symptoms and prevent damage.

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