Familial Mediterranean fever.

  title={Familial Mediterranean fever.},
  author={A. Odabas and Ramazan Çetinkaya and Yilmaz Selcuk and Habib Bilen},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={95 12},
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is unknown, and since no specific laboratory test is yet available, the diagnosis of FMF remains clinical. The purpose of this study was to review clinical characteristics of patients with FMF. METHODS A total of 96 patients with FMF were evaluated either retrospectively (for those diagnosed before 1997) or prospectively (for those after 1997). RESULTS The records of 54 male and 42 female patients were studied. All patients… CONTINUE READING


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