The prevalence of Behcet's syndrome, familial Mediterranean fever, HLA-B51 and MEFV gene mutations among ethnic Armenians living in Istanbul, Turkey
CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.28, no.4, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
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
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.