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2020 Aug 05

Int J Clin Pract

Are there any clinical differences between ankylosing spondylitis patients and familial mediterranean fever patients with ankylosing spondylitis?



Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease that commonly present with recurrent episodes of fever, peritonitis, pleuritis, or arthritis. Enthesitis and sacroilitis can also be seen in FMF. Spondylitis is a less common manifestation of joint involvement in FMF, and there are controversial publications about whether this involvement is FMF-related or coincidentally. The aim of this study was to provide a comparison between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients and FMF patients with AS.