Protracted familial Mediterranean fever arthritis

Bodur H., Ucan H., Seckin S., Seckin U., Gunduz O. H.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.19, ss.71-73, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s002960050105
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.71-73


Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inherited disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and abdominal, chest, and articular pain. The articular attack of FMF is typically an acute, self-limited, large joint monoarthritis most often affecting the knee or hip. Rarely, a more protracted arthritis may occur. We describe two unusual cases of long-standing FMF arthritis with excellent response to synovectomy.