Serum adenosine deaminase activities during acute attacks and attack-free periods of familial Mediterranean fever


Kisacik B., AKDOĞAN A., Yilmaz G., KARADAĞ Ö., Yilmaz F. M. , Koklu S., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.20, no.1, pp.44-47, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejim.2008.04.020
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-47

Abstract

Background: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a systemic relapsing autoinflammatory disorder. Adenosine deaminase (ADA) is an enzyme widely distribute in tissues and body fluids. Circulating levels of ADA have been shown to increase in several inflammatory conditions. This study was designed to evaluate the serum ADA in patients with FMF during acute attacks and attack-free periods.