A 52-year old Turkish with acute chest pain and right bundle branch block was described GOGUS AGRISI AYIRICI TANISINDA AILEVI AKDENIZ ATESI

Guven O., Gul A., Kudat H.

Istanbul Tip Fakultesi Mecmuasi, vol.57, no.4, pp.85-87, 1994 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Title of Journal : Istanbul Tip Fakultesi Mecmuasi
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-87


She was admitted to the coronary care unit with the diagnosis of unstable angina pectoris. On the second day of hospitalization, Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) was diagnosed with her past history of recurrent attacks of fever, abdominal pain, chest pain and myalgias and the demonstation of pericardial effusion with acute phase response. Although pericarditis is not a frequent feature of FMF, it may cause a confusion in the differential diagnosis of acute chest pain like the well-known confusion in peritonitis attacks and acute abdomen.