Avascular necrosis of the femoral head foreshadowing familial Mediterranean fever: apropos of three cases

Onat A., Ozcakar L. , Ureten K., Kiraz S., Ertenli I., Calguneri M.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.2, pp.155-157, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-004-0986-4
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-157
  • Keywords: arthritis, avascular necrosis, familial Mediterranean fever, hip, HIP INVOLVEMENT, ARTHRITIS


We reported here on three patients in whom the diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever was established after avascular necrosis of the femoral head had been detected. The pathogenesis and the management of this rare concomitance are discussed in the light of the relevant literature.