Familial Mediterranean fever in a childhood population in eastern Turkey


Ertekin V. , Selimoglu M., Pirim I.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.47, no.6, pp.640-644, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2005.02140.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.640-644

Abstract

Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent attacks of inflammation of serosal membranes. Amyloidosis is the most severe complication of the disease The aim of this study was to explore the magnitude of the FMF problem and to describe clinical phenotypic and genotypic profile in the childhood population in Eastern Turkey.