Factors that may increase your risk of Behcet's include:

  • Age. Behcet's disease commonly affects men and women in their 20s and 30s, though children and older adults also can develop the condition.
  • Location. Although the disease occurs worldwide, people from countries in the Middle East and Far East, including Turkey, Iran, Japan and China, are more likely to develop Behcet's.
  • Sex. While Behcet's disease occurs in both men and women, the disease is usually more severe in men.
  • Genes. Having certain genes is associated with a higher risk of developing Behcet's.
Mar. 08, 2013