Mendoza-Pinto C.,systemIC |
Garcia-Carrasco M.,systemIC |
Garcia-Carrasco M.,Autonomous University of Puebla |
Jimenez-Hernandez M.,systemIC |
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Autoimmunity Reviews | Year: 2010
Bechet's disease (BD) is an inflammatory, multi systemic disease with spontaneous remissions and relapses similar to various autoimmune diseases. BD leads to organ damage, including the eyes, skin, joints, etc., which produces various clinical manifestations. The central histopathologic characteristic is systemic vasculitis with perivascular inflammatory infiltrates. The etiopathogenesis is unknown, although immunological abnormalities, possibly induced by susceptible microbiological pathogens, have been postulated. © 2009.