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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156856903767650880
  • Title of Journal : PAIN CLINIC
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-337

Abstract

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.