Acutely developed elbow arthritis in a patient with Brucellosis: Familial Mediterranean Fever
Mustafa Akif Sarıyıldız 1 * , Özcan Deveci, Erkan Yula
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1 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Diyarbakır, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder that is prevalent in non-Ashkenazi Jews, Armenians, Turks and Arabs. The characteristic features of FMF is recurrent self-limited attacks of fever, polyserositis (synovitis, peritonitis, and pleuritis), and secondary amyloidosis. Genetic studies have shown that the gene for FMF is located on chromosome 16p is designated MEFV. The diagnosis of FMF is based on a clinical history of typical acute attacks, ethnic background, and family history.
Brucellosis is a systemic infectious disease caused by gram-negative bacillus. The prevalence of the disease is higher in developing countries. It is frequently transmitted to humans via consumption of infected unpasteurized dairy products and infected by direct contact with infected animals.
In this article, we discussed a patient who was in our follow up with diagnosis of brucellosis, after sudden effusion of elbow; we diagnosed the case FMF together with brucellosis.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2011, Volume 2, Issue 4, 437-440

Publication date: 12 Dec 2011

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