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Clinical Profile of Familial Mediterranean Fever in a Paediatric Population in Eastern Turkey

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.173
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281–6
Synopsis: 
Familial Mediterranean fever is a frequently seen chronic inflammatory disease that can lead to severe morbidity and mortality if left untreated. Severity and frequency of attacks are correlated with mutations. However, environmental factors play an important role as the clinical course can differ even in people with mutations.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Clinical and genetic findings of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) may vary in different populations. Environmental factors may also affect phenotypic features of FMF. In this study, we investigated demographic, clinical and mutational features of FMF patients treated in a single reference hospital in Turkey.

Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 11 May, 2015

Mediterranean Fever Gene Mutations in Greek Patients with Behcet’s Disease

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Pages: 
28–31
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Pyrin gene mutations in Greek patients with Behçet’s disease are not more common than the general population.

 

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Objective: It is known that clinical similarities between Behcet’s disease and Familial Mediterranean Fever have led to the hypothesis of a common pathogenesis. Familial Mediterranean Fever is caused by MEFV gene mutations coding for pyrin. Therefore, we examined whether these pyrin mutations are also associated with Behcet’s disease.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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