26/08 16:15

Minister of Health of the KR and Ambassador of Japan discuss the visit of a Japanese professors on ophthalmology and Immunology

Bishkek, August 26 / Kabar /. Health Minister Talantbek Batyraliev met with Ambassador of Japan Koike Takayuki and the third secretary of the Embassy of Japan Takahiro Matsumoto.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, during the meeting the sides discussed the forthcoming visit of the delegation of famous professors of Japan on eye diseases and immunology to Kyrgyzstan, who study Behcet's disease.

Behcet's Disease, also known as Behcet's syndrome, is a rare, chronic, autoinflammatory disorder of unknown origin. Its manifestations are thought to be caused by vasculitis resulting in damage to blood vessels throughout the body. The disease is named for the Turkish dermatologist, Dr. Hulusi Behcet, who in 1937, described a triad of oral ulcers, genital ulcers and ocular inflammation. Although Behcet's Disease is recognized worldwide, prevalence is highest in countries in the eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, and East Asia, along the ancient Silk Road.

Behcet's Disease tends to develop in young adults, typically in their 20's and 30's, but patients of all ages and both sexes may be affected. The disease is most prevalent in Turkey (approximately 400 cases for every 100,000 individuals). In Middle Eastern countries, males are more commonly affected. In the United States, other Western countries, Japan and Korea, the disease occurs more frequently in women. Prevalence is increasing throughout the world because of better disease recognition, and reporting of cases.

Batyraliev promised to render assistance in organizing the visit of Japanese experts for their fruitful stay in Kyrgyzstan. 

In turn K.Takayuki assured the Minister for friendly relations between the countries and to strengthen the friendly relations between the people of Kyrgyzstan and Japan.


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