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Protracted familial Mediterranean fever arthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10651088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inherited disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and abdominal, chest, and articular pain. The articular attack of FMF is typically an acute, self-limited, large joint monoarthritis most often affecting the knee or hip. Rarely, a more protracted arthritis may occur. We describe two unusual cases of long-standing FMF arthritis with excellent response to synovectomy.
H Bodur; H Uçan; S Seçkin; U Seçkin; O H Gündüz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0172-8172     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-17     Completed Date:  2000-02-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Familial Mediterranean Fever / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Knee Joint / pathology,  radiography

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