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Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal.

Abstract
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) causing AA amyloidosis and chronic renal failure is also called recurrent polyserositis. Diagnosis of FMF is established by clinical signs and sometimes by genetic analysis for MEFV mutations. We present four cases of kidney transplantation recipients (KTrs). Interestingly, FMF was diagnosed following episodes of acute renal failure, abdominal pain, and/or fever in these KTrs. When colchicine was added to their standard therapy, these events did not develop. Therefore, in cases with unknown etiologies of fever, abdominal pain, and even acute renal failure in KTrs, FMF should also be considered, particularly in certain geographic areas and ethnic groups.

Key words: Kidney transplantation, familial Mediterranean fever


 
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Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal. Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Ulutas Med J. 2016; 2(1): 47-51. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134


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Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal. Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients. https://www.ulutasmedicaljournal.com/?mno=219406 [Access: December 04, 2023]. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134


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Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal. Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Ulutas Med J. 2016; 2(1): 47-51. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134



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Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal. Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Ulutas Med J. (2016), [cited December 04, 2023]; 2(1): 47-51. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134



Harvard Style

Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal (2016) Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Ulutas Med J, 2 (1), 47-51. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134



Turabian Style

Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal. 2016. Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 2 (1), 47-51. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134



Chicago Style

Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal. "Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 2 (2016), 47-51. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal. "Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 2.1 (2016), 47-51. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134



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Bulent Kaya, Saime Paydas, Eda Altun, Mustafa Balal (2016) Late Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Kidney Transplant Recipients. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 2 (1), 47-51. doi:10.5455/umj.20160404121134