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Behcet's Syndrome Underlying Cause

The exact cause of Behcet's syndrome is unknown. For some reason, the immune system mistakenly attacks normal tissues in the body, which causes inflammation and damage to the tissue.

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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