Febrile seizures in children with familial Mediterranean fever: Coincidence or association?


Comak E., Tufekci O., Kilicbay F., Isiyel E., Sever A. H. , Aslanger A. D. , ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.19, no.5, pp.572-576, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2015.05.004
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.572-576

Abstract

Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inherited disease characterized by recurrent bouts of fever and polyserositis and caused by MEditerranean FeVer gene (MEFV) mutations. Given the febrile characteristics of the disease one would expect higher frequency of febrile seizure in this group of pediatric patients. Objectives: To evaluate the frequency of febrile seizure and related factors in patients with FMF.