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
  • Dergi Adı: RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.71-73

Özet

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.