Behcet's disease of the mouth.
Major aphthous ulceration of the hard palate and uvula can be seen. Other characteristic sites of involvement include the eyes and the genital tract. Ulceration can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract and the disease can mimic Crohn's disease. Behcet's disease is much more common in males, especially those from Japan, Turkey and Middle Eastern countries. The cause is unknown. Most patients respond to high-dose corticosteroids, often with additional immunosuppression.
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