Thursday, January 6, 2011

Behcet's disease NIH (National Institute of Health)

Connections made at the April 2010 ABDA conference has lead to participation in a study on Behcet's disease conducted at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The study will help in establishing a more complete understanding of all of the symptoms caused by Behcet's. There are several other diseases being studied, but I was told that the response of Behcet's patients wanting to participate was much larger than any of the other diseases. This interest makes me feel that there is a need that is being inadequately met in the treatment of Behcet's patients. I will post more of what is being done at the NIH to help after our experience there.