MEFV gene mutations in Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

  title={MEFV gene mutations in Henoch-Sch{\"o}nlein purpura.},
  author={Umut Altug and Cuneyt Ensari and Derya Beyza Sayin and Arzu Ensari},
  journal={International journal of rheumatic diseases},
  volume={16 3},
AIM Coexistence of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) with various systemic vasculitides, including Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) and other inflammatory disorders has been reported and the MEFV gene has been suggested to play an important role in the pathogenesis of this association. In the present study, the mutation rate of the MEFV gene in HSP and its association with the clinical course of the disease were evaluated. METHOD The study group comprised 68 children (36 boys and 32 girls… CONTINUE READING


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