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Researchers uncover new findings on genetic risks of chronic inflammatory disorder Behçet’s disease

March 2013

Study identifies regions of genes linked to Behçet’s, a poorly understood condition
that causes painful and serious symptoms, including ulcers and brain inflammation.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Researchers don’t know the exact cause of Behçet’s
disease, a chronic condition that leads to oral and genital sores and serious
complications such as blindness, but new research brings better understanding to
what makes some people more susceptible to being affected.

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