Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2017 , Vol 8, Issue 1
Familial Mediterranean Fever Which Was Induced Menstruat Ion At Post-Partum Period
Oğuz Kaan Ünal1, Osman Serhat Güner2, Mehmet Meriç3
1Acıbadem Bursa Hastanesi, Endokrinoloji, Bursa, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Bursa Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi, Bursa, Türkiye
3Acıbadem Bursa Hastanesi, Gastroenteroloji, Bursa, Türkiye
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary disease characterised by recurrent attacks of fever with peritonitis, pleuritis, arthritis or erysipelas-like rash. As its name suggests, FMF is seen primarily among individuals of Mediterranean ancestry, particularly Turks, Armenians, non-Ashkenazi Jews and Arabs. Familial Mediterranean fever is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder. 32 year old female patient was admitted with severe abdominal pain occurring periodically with the onset of first menstruation after pregnancy. Abdominal pain was not accompanied by additional symptoms such as fever, rash or arthritis. The patient who is investigated due to positive family history was diagnosed with FMF. Episodes were controlled by cyclic colchicine treatment which was given at the perimenstrual period. Keywords : Familial Mediterranean Fever, menstruation, pregnancy