Reflex sympathetic dystrophy arising in a patient with familial Mediterranean fever

Bodur H., Gunduz O. H. , Yucel M.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.19, ss.69-70, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s002960050104
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.69-70


A 14-year-old girl with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) had had acute attacks of fever, abdominal pain, and arthritis for 4 years. Her last arthritis attack was protracted, leading to reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) in her right lower extremity. Physical therapy along with sympathetic ganglion block and corticosteroid therapy was used for the treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of RSD arising in a patient with FMF. Early recognition of RSD in FMF patients is important, and physical therapy should be applied along with medical treatment.