Common MEFV mutations in Iranian Azeri Turkish patients with Behçet's disease.

@article{Esmaeili2011CommonMM,
  title={Common MEFV mutations in Iranian Azeri Turkish patients with Behçet's disease.},
  author={Moosa Esmaeili and Mortaza Bonyadi and A. Ebrahimi Khabbazi and Ali Ebrahimi and S Sharif and Mehrzad Hajialilo and Suosan Kolahi and Saeed Dastgiri},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={383-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Behçet's disease (BD) is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause with higher prevalence along the ancient Silk Road. BD shares epidemiological and clinical features with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Moreover, association of BD and certain MEFV gene mutations has been described in recent decades. We studied the role of MEFV mutations in Iranian Azeri Turkish patients with BD. METHODS Fifty-three BD patients who met the International Study Group criteria for BD were analysed… CONTINUE READING