MEFV mutations are increased in Behcet's disease (BD) and are associated with vascular involvement


Atagunduz P., Ergun T., Direskeneli H.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.21, sa.4, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Özet

Objective. A high prevalence of Behcet's disease (BD) among familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients has been described recently and a weak association of BD and certain MEFV gene mutations, originally linked to FMF has been reported in an ethnically mixed population from France. We further investigated the presence of MEFV mutations in BD patients from Turkey, a country with a high prevalence of both disorders.