Rheumatology International

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 107–110

Coexistence of familial Mediterranean fever and psoriasis in a patient with seronegative spondyloarthropathy

  • Hatice Bodur
  • Ümit Seçkin
  • Filiz Eser
  • Gülüşan Ergül
  • Selda Seçkin
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-008-0616-6

Cite this article as:
Bodur, H., Seçkin, Ü., Eser, F. et al. Rheumatol Int (2008) 29: 107. doi:10.1007/s00296-008-0616-6

Abstract

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a self-limited disease characterized by fever and polyserositis attacks. Arthritis caused by synovitis is either in acute monoarthritis or chronic mono-oligoarthritis form, usually affecting the lower extremities. Another potential but rare form of involvement is spondyloarthropathy (SSpA). Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is inflammatory arthropathy of peripheral joints, spine and enthesis areas. Some PsA cases are classified as psoriatic spondyloarthropathy. A 43-year-old male patient with concomitant FMF and psoriasis presenting with bilateral sacroiliitis, chronic hip and knee arthritis has been presented along with follow-up findings and treatment options used.

Keywords

Familial Mediterranean feverPsoriatic arthritis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hatice Bodur
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ümit Seçkin
    • 1
  • Filiz Eser
    • 1
  • Gülüşan Ergül
    • 2
  • Selda Seçkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Deparment of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAnkara Numune Education and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Deparment of PathologyAnkara Numune Education and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.AnkaraTurkey