Successful Treatment with Etanercept of Rheumatoid Arthritis Occurring in a Patient with Familial Mediterranean Fever


Alpayci M., Yazmalar L.

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.60, no.1, pp.69-71, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tftrd.2014.96630
  • Journal Name: TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-71

Abstract

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inherited disorder characterized by lifelong recurrent, self-limiting attacks of fever and systemic inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is an erosive, chronic, inflammatory disease that affects mainly the wrists and joints of the hands. Development of rheumatoid arthritis in a patient with FMF is extremely rare. To our knowledge, this condition has been reported only once previously. Here, we present a 31-year-old female patient who developed rheumatoid arthritis during the course of FMF. In the patient, while the FMF was under control with regular use of colchicine, the rheumatoid arthritis was resistant to conventional therapies. Etanercept treatment provided complete remission in our patient.