Polyarteritis nodosa in patients with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF): A concomitant disease or a feature of FMF?


Ozen S., Ben-Chetrit E., Bakkaloglu A., Gur H., Tinaztepe K., Calguneri M., ...More

SEMINARS IN ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM, vol.30, no.4, pp.281-287, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/sarh.2001.19958
  • Journal Name: SEMINARS IN ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-287
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding pyrin and is characterized by self-limited, recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. Vasculitis has been increasingly reported in FMF, A study evaluating the prognosis in FMF and polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) patients has not been reported previously.