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Archives Medical Review Journal. 2009; 18(4): 260-267


Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

Onur Albayrak, M. Akif Çürük.

Abstract
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease that affects males and females. FMF gene is on the short arm of chromosome 16. It is most often found in Jews, Arabs, Turks, and Armenians.
Amyloidosis is charecterized by the deposition of a particular protein between the cells in the tissue. It is a potentially serious complication of FMF. The kidney is a prime target for the amyloid.

Key words: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF), Amyloidosis



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