The prevalence of Behcet's syndrome, familial Mediterranean fever, HLA-B51 and MEFV gene mutations among ethnic Armenians living in Istanbul, Turkey


Seyahi E., Turanli E. , Mangan M. S. , Celikyapi G., Oktay V., Cevirgen D., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.28, no.4, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Keywords: Behcet's syndrome, Familial Mediterranean Fever, prevalence study, Armenian, Turkey, HLA-B51, MEFV gene mutations, DISEASE, POLYMORPHISMS, POPULATION, SUSCEPTIBILITY, ASSOCIATION, ARTHRITIS, INHERITANCE, FREQUENCY, GENOTYPE, SPECTRUM

Abstract

Objectives: We investigated the prevalence of Behcet's syndrome (BS) among the ethnic Armenians in Istanbul using Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) as a comparator disease. We also studied HLA-B51 and MEFV mutations among a group of healthy Armenians and a non-Armenian population.