Is familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) common in patients with negative appendectomy?

Kisacik B., Karabicak I., Erol M. F. , Ozer S., Pehlivan Y., Onat A. M. , ...Daha Fazla

MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.23, ss.330-333, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10165-012-0688-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.330-333


Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal-recessive disease characterized by recurrent attacks of fever with serositis. Differential diagnosis of a FMF abdominal attack with acute abdomen is difficult. Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdominal pain that requires surgical treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate frequency of FMF in patients with negative appendectomy.