Behçet disease


Behcet's syndrome: Bechet disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, multisystemic vasculitis characterized by mucocutaneous lesions, as well as articular, vascular, ocular and central nervous system manifestations.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

321302 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Filter registries

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 M35.2
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 1361
Cause of death: ICD-10 M35.2
Cause of death: ICD-9 1361


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, ICD version

Look only at ICD versions H.D: 10, 9 ; C.O.D: 10, 9


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Check minimum number of events None


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Include endpoints None


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Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 4
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2
Parent code in ICD-10 M35
Name in latin Morbus Behçet

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 72 54 18
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.02 0.03 0.01
Mean age at first event (years) 49.22 47.39 54.71


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 - - - -
15 years - - - -
5 years - - - -
1 year - - - -

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: M13_BEHCET – Behçet disease
GWS hits:

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Behçet disease
after Behçet disease

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