Case Report

The Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever in a Child Presenting with Trauma Following Acute Abdomen


  • Engin Köse
  • Gülnihal Gelmez
  • Seda Şirin Köse
  • Caner Alparslan
  • Murat Anıl
  • Önder Yavaşcan
  • Nejat Aksu

Received Date: 14.03.2014 Accepted Date: 06.05.2014 J Pediatr Res 2014;1(3):161-163

Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent inflammatory febrile attacks of serosal and synovial membranes. Clinical manifestations include recurrent fever, abdominal pain, chest pain, arthritis and erysipelas-like skin lesions. Cold exposure, stress, infections, fatigue, menstruation, insomnia, starvation, over nutrition and trauma can provoke the FMF attacks.

In this article, a 3.5-year-old female patient previously diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux who was admitted to the emergency department because of trauma and diagnosed by FMF is presented to emphasize that FMF should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen and trauma or trauma-related stress could rarely trigger the FMF attacks.

Keywords: Familial mediterranean fever, trauma, acute abdomen, child

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