Amyloidosis due to familial Mediterranean fever: clinical and laboratory findings in 51 patients

Cetinkaya R., ODABAŞ A. R. , Selcuk Y., Albayrak F.

PAIN CLINIC, vol.15, no.3, pp.333-337, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156856903767650880
  • Journal Name: PAIN CLINIC
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-337


Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a genetic multisystem disease, characterised by recurrent episodes of fever, peritonitis, pleuritis and arthritis. The most dangereous complication of the FMF is amyloidosis leading to end stage renal disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with amyloidos due to FMF.