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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1756-185x.13258
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1452-1457

Abstract

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.