Acta Medica Iranica 2017. 55(8):482-485.

Epididymo-Orchitis in Bechet's Disease: A Review of the Wide Spectrum of the Disease
Meletios A. Kanakis, Aristeides G. Vaiopoulos, George A. Vaiopoulos, Phaedon G. Kaklamanis

Abstract


 Behçet’s disease is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory disorder characterized by orogenital ulcers and skin lesions; serious manifestations also include ocular, large vessel, gastrointestinal and neurological involvement. Genetic and unknown environmental factors modify the wide clinical spectrum of the disease. During the long clinical course of the disease, testicular and epididymal involvement has been reported, with scrotal pain and swelling being the most common symptoms. In this review, we discuss the various aspects of epididymo-orchitis in Behcet’s disease patients, and we evaluate the diagnostic approaches as well as the empirical therapeutic modalities of this entity.

 


Keywords


Behcet’s; Orchitis; Epididymitis; Diagnosis; Therapy

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