Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Familial Mediterranean Fever with Onset at 66 Years of Age
Keita InoueKazuhiro ToriiAya YodaKoichiro KadotaSeiko NakamichiYoko ObataTomoya NishinoKiyoshi MigitaAtsushi KawakamiYoshiyuki Ozono
Author information
JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS

2012 Volume 51 Issue 18 Pages 2649-2653

Details
Abstract

The patient was a 68-year-old woman who had experienced recurrent febrile episodes since 66 years of age. Despite various examinations and treatments, the etiology remained unclear. Further examinations following another referral failed to uncover the cause. Therefore, despite her age, it was presumed that she had familial Mediterranean fever. An analysis of the familial Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene detected heterozygous L110P, E148Q, and R202Q mutations. No further febrile episodes occurred after colchicine treatment was initiated. Familial Mediterranean fever presenting in patients in their sixties is extremely rare.

Information related to the author
© 2012 by The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top