Coexistence of Familial Mediterranean Fever and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis with Osteoporosis Successfully Treated with Etanercept


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KAYA S., KAPTANOĞLU E. , ELDEN H. , HİZMETLİ S.

INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.49, no.6, pp.619-622, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.49.2777
  • Title of Journal : INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.619-622

Abstract

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent febrile polyserositis and arthritis attacks. Accompanying seronegative spondyloarthropathy has been reported in FMF in addition to its own joint involvement. However, the coexistence of FMF with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is very rare, only three cases with severe joint involvement and mortal outcome have been reported in the literature. Here, we present another case with FMF and JIA with osteoporosis, successfully treated with etanercept with a four-year follow-up.