MEFV gene testing may guide physicians for early diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever

Tezcan M. E., Avci M., Mercan R., ALİUSTAOĞLU M., Sargin M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.21, no.7, pp.1452-1457, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


IntroductionFamilial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by recurrent attacks of polyserositis. Even though clinical assessment is accepted to be the most important factor in the diagnosis of FMF, some diagnostic procedures may help the physician. In this study, we aimed to compare the number of diagnostic procedures performed and number of physician referrals in early diagnosed and late diagnosed cases. Furthermore, we assessed which diagnostic approaches would affect the decision-making of physicians in the early diagnosed patients.