Behcet's disease.This disorder is characterized by ulceration typically affecting the oral and/or genital regions. Ulceration can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, and the disorder can sometimes mimic Crohn's disease. Associated uveitis is common, and peripheral neuropathy, deep venous thrombosis and occasionally cutaneous vasculitis can occur. The punched out ulcers of the tongue can be treated with topical corticosteroid therapy, but systemic steroids and/or immunosuppressive drugs are often required.
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