A 48-year-old woman developed painful visual loss in the left eye, meningismus, and painful oral ulcers. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain with gadolinium demonstrated enhancement of the left optic nerve. Lumbar puncture showed a lymphocytic pleocytosis, and a biopsy specimen of one of the oral ulcerations was consistent with Behcet's disease. Epidemiologic factors and diagnostic criteria for Behcet's disease are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1999


  • Aphthous stomatitis
  • Behcet's disease
  • Genital ulcerations
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Oral ulcerations
  • Pathergy test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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