The coexistence of familial Mediterranean fever and polyarteritis nodosa; report of a case

@article{Koak1996TheCO,
  title={The coexistence of familial Mediterranean fever and polyarteritis nodosa; report of a case},
  author={Hulusi Koçak and Nilg{\"u}n Çakar and Baki Hekimoğlu and Canan Atakan and Nermin Akk{\"o}k and Sevim {\"U}nal},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={1996},
  volume={10},
  pages={631-633}
}
We describe a 14-year-old boy with a 5-year history of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), treated with colchicine, who developed polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). He was admitted to our hospital with fever, general weakness, arthritis, and purpura. Five weeks after adminission, hypertension was noted. Skin biopsy showed perivascular leukocyte infiltration in the epidermis. An aortography revealed multiple aneurysms of the renal, common hepatic, and intercostal arteries. He was treated with… CONTINUE READING

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