Evaluation of the current disease severity scores in paediatric FMF: is it necessary to develop a new one?

Kalkan G., Demirkaya E., Acikel C. H. , Polat A., Peru H., Karaoglu A., ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.51, no.4, pp.743-748, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker421
  • Title of Journal : RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.743-748


Objectives. Modified adult disease severity scoring systems are being used for childhood FMF. We aim to test the clinical consistency of two common severity scoring systems and to evaluate the correlation of scores with the type of FMF mutations in paediatric FMF patients since certain mutations are prone to severe disease.