European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 270, Issue 11, pp 2871–2874 | Cite as

Evaluation of hearing in patients with familial Mediterranean fever

  • Kerem Polat
  • İsmail Önder UysalEmail author
  • Soner Şenel
  • Cemil Güler
  • Kasım Durmuş
  • Suphi Müderris


Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a common and well-understood hereditary periodic fever syndrome. Hereditary periodic fever syndromes include a group of multisystem diseases characterized by recurrent fever attacks with inflammation affecting skin, joints, and some other tissues. These are FMF, tumor necrosis factor receptor, tumor necrosis factor receptor associated periodic syndrome, hyperimmunglobulinemia D syndrome, Muckle–Wells syndrome, and familial cold urticaria. In literature, it is determined that some of these diseases cause hearing loss. In light of the foregoing, we thought that FMF patients may have the same type of subclinical hearing loss and, therefore, the hearing ability of these patients was evaluated with otoacoustic emission and high frequency audiometry tests.


Familial Mediterranean fever High frequency audiometry Otoacoustic emission Evaluation of hearing function 


Conflict of interest

We have no conflict of interest that we should disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kerem Polat
    • 1
  • İsmail Önder Uysal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Soner Şenel
    • 2
  • Cemil Güler
    • 3
  • Kasım Durmuş
    • 4
  • Suphi Müderris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyCumhuriyet University Medical SchoolSivasTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineErciyes University Medical SchoolKayseriTurkey
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologyErzincan Mengücek Gazi Training and Research HospitalErzincanTurkey
  4. 4.Department of OtolaryngologySivas State HospitalSivasTurkey

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