JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.35, no.1, pp.106-113, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
familial Mediterranean fever, MEFV, diagnosis, Black Sea region, amyloidosis, GENOTYPE-PHENOTYPE CORRELATION, DIAGNOSTIC-VALUE, GENE-MUTATIONS, RENAL AMYLOIDOSIS, CARRIER RATES, SPECTRUM, FMF, POLYMORPHISMS, INDIVIDUALS, ASSOCIATION
Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated:
Objective. To investigate MEFV mutations among patients with familial Mediterranean fever (IMF), their relatives, and healthy controls in the Black Sea region of Turkey; to compare 3 different MEFV mutation analysis methods; to evaluate the role of MEFV mutations in the diagnosis of IMF; and to investigate the role of M694V in the development of amyloidosis.