Nov 2018 Supplemental Issue Oral Aphthosis/Behcet’s Disease


Behcet’s disease in 2 Filipinos: a case report

Behcet’s disease in 2 Filipinos: a case report

Carminda P. Rogacion, MD, Emmanuel C. Perez, MD, MPH, FPFCP, FPRA, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

Behçet’s disease is a chronic multisystem disease that is characterized by vasculitis. Recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, skin and ocular lesions, and arthritis are the most frequent clinical manifestations. Pathergy may or may not be present. Due to its distinct clinical presentation, knowledge and clinical expertise are needed in order to promptly establish the diagnosis and address the disease. We report two cases of Behcet’s Disease in 2 Filipinos on the basis of history, clinical presentation, and supported by skin punch biopsy findings.

Primary idiopathic complex aphthosis: diagnosis and successful treatment with colchicine and montelukast in a 44-year old Filipino female

Terese Monette O. Aquino, MD, Ma. Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common oral ailment characterized by frequent attacks of painful oral ulcers that heal spontaneously. Severe form of RAS is known as complex aphthosis (CA) which is an unfamiliar term for many. Characterized by almost always constant presence of ≥3 painful aphthae alone, with or without genital aphthosis AND exclusion of Behcet disease (BD). CA may be a reactive condition; thus, diagnosis is based on exclusion.