ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Cardiac tamponade caused by Familial Mediterranean fever: A case report
Ali Vefa Özcan1, Melek Demir2, İbrahim Gökşin1, Kadir Gökan Saçkan1, Şükrü Gür3, Okan Coşkun1
1Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
2Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
3Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.123
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoimmune disease characterized by recurrent fever and inflamation of serous membranes, including the peritoneum, synovia, and pleura. The disease often presents with the symptoms of generalized peritonitis, pleuritis, or monoarthritis. Familial Mediterranean fever in isolated cases of pericarditis are extremely rare. In this article, we present a 60-year-old male case with pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade caused by FMF who was admitted after having complained of recurrent fever episodes over a period of seven years.
Keywords : Cardiac tamponade; Familial Mediterranean fever; pericarditis
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