Behcet's disease and Takayasu's disease in children

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Abstract

Behcet's disease and Takayasu's disease in children are uncommon and may have an insidious course leading to a delayed diagnosis. Both diseases usually occur in late childhood, although disease onset in the first year of life has been reported. Compared with adults, Behcet's disease in children appears to be characterized by a lower incidence of ocular and vascular involvement, and Takayasu's disease by a higher incidence of systemic symptoms. The reported characteristics of both diseases in children are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology
Volume7
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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