Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 408–412 | Cite as

Ankylosing spondylitis. An unusual manifestation of familial Mediterranean fever. Report of a case complicated by amyloidosis and polyneuropathy

  • D. C. Knockaert
  • I. G. Malysse
  • W. E. Peetermans
Case Report


We report a case of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) with typical clinical and roentgenological findings of ankylosing spondylitis. The spinal involvement in FMF is discussed. A second unusual feature of this case is the occurrence of polyneuropathy which could possibly be ascribed to the slowly evolving amyloidosis during continuous colchicine treatment.

Key words

Familial Mediterranean Fever Ankylosing Spondylitis Amyloidosis Polyneuropathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. C. Knockaert
    • 1
  • I. G. Malysse
    • 1
  • W. E. Peetermans
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium

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