Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Experts discover rare mouth disease

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Syriacus Buguzi

London. A rare disease affecting the eyes and the mouth has been diagnosed in a 31-year-old man in Mwanza but medical experts fear there could be more patients with this condition.

Known as Beh├žet’s Disease (BD), the condition has no specific cause but is believed to arise when small blood vessels underlying the soft skin of the mouth and eyes get a reaction that is associated with disorders in the body’s defence system.

Victims of BD suffer itching mouth ulcers which may gradually involve the tongue and lips. It also affects the private parts but it can be cured, according to medical reports.

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