For venous thrombosis in Behçet’s, “certain experts give (anti-coagulants), and certain experts don’t. And we have never seen an emboli due to thrombosis in Behçet’s disease.”
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A colchicine trial has shown improvement in ulcers and some skin lesions, especially pseudofolliculitis and erythema nodosum, Dr. Ozen said.5
But a lack of hard data is a real problem in handling this multi-faceted disease, she said.
“We lack activity criteria and evidence-based treatment guidelines,” she said, “so that is something we want to pursue.”
Thomas R. Collins is a medical writer based in Florida.
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