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Behcet's Disease

A Case Report

James M. Mahoney College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA.

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Behcet's disease is a rare autoimmune systemic vasculitis. It usually presents with a symptom complex involving primarily mucocutaneous lesions, genital lesions, and uveitis. When it involves the lower extremity, venous and arterial disease predominates, and joint involvement occurs in approximately 50% of patients. We present a patient with Behcet's disease who was initially referred to us for chronic toenail pathology.

Corresponding author: James M. Mahoney, DPM, Professor of Podiatric Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University, 3200 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4198. (E-mail: James.Mahoney@dmu.edu)
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