Severe and prolonged febrile myalgia in familial Mediterranean fever


ODABAŞ A. R. , Cetinkaya R., Selcuk Y., Kaya H.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.29, no.6, pp.394-395, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.394-395

Abstract

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. Typical attacks of FMF last 3 to 5 days. Fever and myalgia are not always improved by colchicine therapy and sometimes require steroid therapy. We present two cases of severe prolonged febrile myalgia where steroid therapy was needed.