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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology|
|State||Published - 1994|
- cardiac tamponade
- colchicine treatment
- familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)