We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our site. Cookies are files stored in your browser and are used by most websites to help personalise your web experience.

By continuing to use our website without changing the settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more

Behçet's syndrome

Behçet's syndrome, or Behçet's disease (pronounced betchets) is a rare autoimmune condition that can involve mouth ulcers, genital ulcers, skin problems and eye inflammation. It's not an infection and can't be passed from one person to another.

It can also involve other areas of the body, such as the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the pulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems.

Because of the many different parts of the body that can be affected with Behçet's, many different medications can be used to control symptoms.

For more information, see Behçet's syndrome.


0800 5200 520

Our new helpline: Call us for free information, help and advice on your type of arthritis.

All calls are recorded for training and quality purposes

More Information Close
For more information, go to
Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.