Amyloid Goitre in Familial Mediterranean Fever: Report on Three Patients and Review of the Literature

@article{Altparmak2002AmyloidGI,
  title={Amyloid Goitre in Familial Mediterranean Fever: Report on Three Patients and Review of the Literature},
  author={M. R. Altıparmak and {\"O}mer Nuri Pamuk and G{\"u}ls{\"u}m Emel Pamuk and S{\"u}heyla Apaydın and Rezzan Ataman and Kamil Serdengeçti},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={21},
  pages={497-500}
}
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary disease, the most threatening complication of which is systemic amyloidosis. The thyroid gland may be asymptomatically involved in most patients with systemic amyloidosis secondary to FMF. However, clinically detectable thyroid goitre is quite rare, and until now only nine cases of thyroid goitre secondary to amyloid deposition in FMF have been reported. Of 1100 FMF patients regularly followed up at our centre, thyroid goitre due to the… CONTINUE READING

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