volume 35, issue 2, P226-230 2012
DOI: 10.3109/0886022x.2012.745115
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Alpaslan Altunoğlu, Şükran Erten, Mujdat Batur Canoz, Aydan Yuksel, Gulay Gulec Ceylan, Serdar Balci, Hayriye Tatli Dogan

Abstract: AbstractFamilial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive autoimmune disorder characterized by recurrent bouts of fever and serosal inflammation. FMF may be complicated by AA-type amyloidosis, worsening the prognosis, with associated renal failure in some patients. Complication rate varies with race, being as high as 60% in Turks and as low as 2% in Armenians. In a few cases of patients with FMF (phenotype 2), amyloid nephropathy may be the presenting manifestation. This study included 420 patients…

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