Qualitative study: the experience and impact of living with Behcet's syndrome.
Final Year Medical Student, University of Auckland, Auckland.
Rheumatologist and Immunology Fellow, Department of Rheumatology, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland.
Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology, Greenlane Clinical Centre, Auckland.
Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, University of Auckland, Auckland.
- Published Article
The New Zealand medical journal
- Publication Date
Sep 22, 2017
Behcet's syndrome patients experience difficulties in obtaining a timely and correct diagnosis and contend numerous physical and emotional challenges, often experiencing loneliness and isolation. Establishing trusting doctor-patient relationships, allowing timely access to specialist care and recruiting psychosocial supports will help patients better cope with their illness. Diagnosis and management of Behcet's syndrome requires close collaboration and communication among specialists and general practitioners and improved education on Behcet's syndrome.
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