Intimamedia thickening in patients with familial Mediterranean fever

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UĞURLU S. , SEYAHİ E., Cetinkaya F., Ozbakr F., Balci H., Ozdogan H.

RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.48, sa.8, ss.911-915, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/rheumatology/kep131
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.911-915


Methods. We studied 100 (46 males, 54 females; mean age: 40 6 years) patients with FMF. Also 94 (15 males, 79 females; mean age: 41 7 years) patients with SLE and 103 (44 males, 59 females; mean age: 40 5 years) apparently healthy volunteers were included as the control groups. Subclinical atherosclerosis was assessed by investigating atherosclerotic plaques and measuring IMT from carotid and common femoral arteries using B-mode ultrasonography (USG). Traditional atherosclerotic risk factors were also assessed.