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., ...More

MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.23, no.2, pp.330-333, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10165-012-0688-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.330-333
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.