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Evaluation of nailfold capillaries in familial Mediterranean fever patients.
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PMID:  21053037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent inflammatory febrile attacks, abdominal, chest or joint pain, myalgia, and erysipelas-like skin lesions. Several types of vasculitis are associated with FMF such as polyarteritis nodosa and Henoch-Schönlein purpura. We aimed to determine microvascular abnormalities in FMF patients via nailfold capillaroscopy using a dermoscope. Thirty-one FMF patients were assessed; capillary enlargement, tortuosity, avascular areas and microhemmoraghes were investigated. Capillary enlargement was found in five patients and microhemorrhages in one patient. Our study supports that nailfold capillary abnormalities, which are nonspecific, can be seen in FMF patients, but more studies are needed to clarify the importance of these findings.
Authors:
Sevil Aytekin; Fatma Aydin; Tekin Akpolat; Nilgun Senturk; Ahmet Yasar Turanli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine, 55139 Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey.
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