Saturday, November 8, 2008

Some free internet resources for Behcet's patients

There are some good free resources about Behcet's (and related health issues) that are available online.

Questions & Answers about Behcet's Disease
A 28-page booklet about Behcet's that is published by the National Institutes of Health/NIAMS, and written with the help of Dr. Kenneth Calamia, Dr. Joseph Jorizzo, and Dr. Roy Rogers III (current and past members of the ABDA Medical Advisory Board)
You can print the booklet out in PDF form, or order a free copy (US residents only) through the mail.
A large-print version of this booklet is also available.

Behcet's Disease
An overview of Behcet's, from the Bulletin on the Rheumatic Diseases, 2004: Vol 53, No. 2
By Dr. Kenneth Calamia (Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL) and Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumzadeh (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)

Four different articles on Behcet's, from the viewpoints of a rheumatologist, a dermatologist, an ophthalmologist, and a pediatrician:

BD: Rheumatologist
BD: Dermatologist
BD: Ophthalmologist
BD: Pediatrician

A Guide to Ocular Inflammatory Disease
A 44-page guide to uveitis, etc, created by Dr. Stephen Foster and the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. You can print the information out from the website, or order a free copy through the mail.

An Online Tutorial about Vasculitis
Created by Medline Plus/National Library of Medicine. It's an overview, without focusing on any specific kind of vasculitis (although Behcet's is mentioned in one screen).

The following booklets/brochures deal with some health issues experienced by many (but not all) Behcet's patients. These materials have been created by the National Institutes of Health/NIAMS. Information can be printed out from the website, or you can order free copies through the mail:

Questions and Answers about Raynaud's Phenomenon
(numbness, pain/tingling in fingers and/or toes)
Questions and Answers about Sjogren's Syndrome
(creates dry eyes and dry mouth)
Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia

The following brochures are available from the NINDS website (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) or you can order free copies through the mail:

Meningitis and encephalitis
Neurological diagnostic tests and procedures
Peripheral neuropathy
Restless legs syndrome

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