Coexistence of Familial Mediterranean Fever With Ankylosing Spondylitis and Sjogren’s Syndrome: A Rare Occurrence
Fulya DÖRTBAŞ1, Yeşim GARİP2, Tuba GÜLER3, Ayşe Aslıhan KARCI4
1Department of Rheumatology, Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pınar Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
4Department of Ophtalmology, Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis, autoimmune diseases, Sjogren’s syndrome
Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever, peritonitis, synovitis, pleuritis, and erysipelas-like skin lesions. Sjogren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by dry eyes, dry mouth, and musculoskeletal involvement. Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoinflammatory rheumatic disease which affects mainly the axial skeleton. To our knowledge, coexistence of familial Mediterranean fever with ankylosing spondylitis and Sjogren’s syndrome has not been reported previously in the literature. In this article, we report an unusual case of three autoinflammatory diseases in one patient.
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