Amyloidosis and its related factors in Turkish patients with familial Mediterranean fever: a multicentre study


KAŞİFOĞLU T., Bilge S. Y. , Sari I., Solmaz D., Senel S., Emmungil H., ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.53, no.4, pp.741-745, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket400
  • Journal Name: RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.741-745
  • Keywords: familial Mediterranean fever, amyloidosis, prevalence, RISK-FACTOR, MEFV, M694V, GENE, PROGNOSIS, GENOTYPE, FMF

Abstract

Methods. Fifteen centres from the different geographical regions of Turkey were included in the study. Detailed demographic and medical data based on a structured questionnaire and medical records were collected. The diagnosis of amyloidosis was based on histological proof of congophilic fibrillar deposits in tissue biopsy specimens.