Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Behçet's Disease

Sevgi Akarsu

Dokuz Eylül University

Professor Doctor Sevgi Akarsu graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey. From 2000 to 2004, she completed her specialization at the Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir. Her special interests are psoriasis, dermato-allergy, acne, urticaria, Behçet’s disease, and photo dermatology.

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Disease Mechanisms Genetics Environmental Factors Immunological Pathways Mucocutaneous Findings Multisystemic Involvement Vascular Behçet's Disease Neuro-Behçet's Disease Gastrointestinal Behçet's Disease Ocular Behçet's Disease Diagnosis Treatment

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Behçet's disease is a multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent oral aphthae, genital ulcers, skin lesions, uveitis, joint involvement, and vascular lesions. The central nervous system, genitourinary system, gastrointestinal system, and respiratory system involvements can also be seen. The fact that the clinical spectrum of the disease is very wide, sometimes years go by between its first appearance and the occurrence of subsequent symptoms, and its course with remissions and relapses creates difficulties in making the correct diagnosis. For this reason, even if the patients with suspected Behçet's disease do not fulfill the diagnostic criteria, it would be appropriate to follow up closely and be followed up for possible systemic involvement. Although the underlying pathology in this disease is known as vasculitis, its exact etiopathogenesis has not been fully elucidated yet. The aim of treatment in Behçet's disease, which causes significant morbidity worldwide, is to suppress acute attacks and prevent organ damage, to create remission, and to minimize relapses. The treatment of the disease is planned by taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient, the severity of the disease and the affected organs. In this book project, early diagnosis of Behçet's disease, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, disease activity and severity, and algorithmic treatment approaches will be extensively reviewed with up-to-date data.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 24th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 22nd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: December 21st 2021

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Review results due: March 11th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: May 10th 2022

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About the editor

Sevgi Akarsu

Dokuz Eylül University

Professor Doctor Sevgi Akarsu was born on March 2, 1978 in Izmir, Turkey. In 2000, she graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine. From 2000 to 2004, she completed her specialization at the Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir. Since then, she has continued her academic career at the same university. She has supervised several master’s and postdoctoral students at the university, as well as published scientific research articles, case reports, and reviews in different journals including Web of Science Core Collection indexes. Her special interests are psoriasis, dermato-allergy, acne, urticaria, Behçet’s disease, and photodermatology. Doctor Akarsu is still continuing her academic and scientific studies.

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