Tumor markers in familial Mediterranean fever and their correlation with the frequency of attacks


Balaban Y. H. , Simsek H., Yilmaz R., Sarer-Yurekli B. P. , Shorbagi A., Tatar G.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Abstract

Objective. Serum levels of tumor makers can be elevated in several benign diseases affecting the serosal surfaces. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a genetic disease characterized by acute attacks of fever and inflammation of the serosal membranes. The aim of this study was to examine the levels of Minor markers in FMF patients and their correlation with the frequency of attacks.