Self-medication to treat pain in attacks of familial Mediterranean fever. Aiming to find a new approach to pain management

Giese A., Oernek A., Kurucay M., Kilic L., Sendur S. N., Muenker A., ...More

SCHMERZ, vol.27, no.6, pp.605-611, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00482-013-1367-1
  • Journal Name: SCHMERZ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-611
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease characterized by bouts of fever and serositis. Morbidity caused by bouts as well as self-medication were assessed among patients of Turkish ancestry living in Germany (D) or Turkey (T) in order to evaluate current analgetic concepts from a patient's perspective.