Autoantibodies are not associated with familial mediterranean fever


Guler E., KAPTANOĞLU E. , ŞAHİN Ö. , CANDAN F. , HAYTA E. , ELDEN H.

ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA, cilt.37, sa.2, ss.144-148, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.144-148

Özet

Objective: It has been suggested that Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene mutations are also seen in certain autoimmune diseases and are related to severity of the disease activity. As most of the clinical symptoms of these inflammatory diseases are related to autoantibody positivity, we assessed autoantibody prevalence in patients with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and investigated the relationship between clinical involvement of FMF and the autoantibodies. There are a few studies on this subject with conflicting results.