Familial Mediterranean fever presenting with massive cardiac tamponade

S. Zimand, T. Tauber, T. Hegesch, M. Aladjem

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A 16-year-old girl, presenting initially with pericarditis and life threatening pericardial tamponade, developed clinical episodes characteristic of FMF a few months later. This case report and several others reported previously, suggest that FMF should be considered in patients from certain ethnic groups presenting with pericardial effusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • cardiac tamponade
  • colchicine treatment
  • familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)
  • pericarditis


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