Periodontal disease in patients with familial Mediterranean fever: from inflammation to amyloidosis

Cengiz M. I., Bagci H., Cengiz S., YİĞİT S., Cengiz K.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL RESEARCH, vol.44, no.3, pp.354-361, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0765.2008.01115.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-361
  • Keywords: familial Mediterranean fever, periodontal disease, acute-phase reactants, amyloidosis, PHENOTYPE-GENOTYPE CORRELATION, ACUTE-PHASE RESPONSE, PROTEIN, ASSOCIATION, INFECTION, MARKERS, INDEX, M694V, RISK
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Familial Mediterranean fever stimulates a very intense acute-phase reactants response and if left untreated eventually leads to amyloidosis. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of periodontal disease among patients with familial Mediterranean fever in the Black Sea region in Turkey and to evaluate whether periodontitis is related to amyloidosis in patients with familial Mediterranean fever.