Journal of Dermatology, Vol.28(11) : 610~613, 2001
Behçet's disease is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease involving mucous membranes, skin, eyes, the gastrointestinal tract, joints, blood vessels, and the neurologic system. Behçet's disease occurs endemically in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. It is also distributed in the Central and Far Eastern Asian countries including Korea, Japan, and China. With the volume of clinical information obtained from over 5,000 patients who visited the Behçet's Disease Specialty Clinic, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, informative and educational viewpoints of Behçet's disease including dermatologic and other systemic manifestations were introduced.