Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) in Turkey - Results of a nationwide multicenter study


Tunca M., Akar S., Onen F., Ozdogan H., KASAPÇOPUR Ö., Yalcinkaya F., ...More

MEDICINE, vol.84, no.1, pp.1-11, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.md.0000152370.84628.0c
  • Title of Journal : MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-11

Abstract

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease that is prevalent among eastern Mediterranean populations, mainly non-Ashkenazi Jews, Armenians, Turks, and Arabs. Since a large proportion of all the FMF patients in the world live in Turkey, the Turkish FMF Study Group (FMF-TR) was founded to develop a patient registry database and analyze demographic, clinical, and genetic features.