FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: A CASE REPORT


UĞURLU S. , BOLAYIR E. , CANDAN F. , GÜMÜŞ C.

ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA, vol.34, no.1, pp.117-119, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-119

Abstract

A 30-year old man diagnosed with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) 2.5 years ago presented with numbness in his left lower extremity and ataxia. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques were founded in his spinal and cranial MRI. The diagnosis of MS was established and steroid treatment was started. FMF and MS coexistence is rare, but should not be missed.