Yasemin Turan, Ömer Faruk Şendur, Işıl Karataş Berkit

Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Aydın, Turkey

Keywords: Familial mediterranean fever, rheumatoid arthritis, clinical findings


Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive polysystemic disease characterized by attacks of relapsing and self-limiting fever, peritonitis, pleuritis and arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an erosive, chronic, inflammatory disease that affects hand and ankle joints in polyarticular type and causes deformities. To our knowledge, development of RA in a patient with FMF has not been reported before. Therefore, we present a 48 years old case who developed RA during the course of FMF. (Turk J Rheumatol 2010; 25: 44-6)