Incidence of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) mutations among children of Mediterranean extraction with functional abdominal pain

Riva Brik, Dianna Litmanovitz, Drora Berkowitz, Raanan Shamir, Eldad Rosenthal, Marwan Shinawi, Ruth Gershoni-Baruch

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Abstract

Of 59 Sephardic Jewish and Arab children in whom functional abdominal pain was diagnosed, we found that 20% were homozygote for the familial Mediterranean fever gene. Inclusion of genetic screening for familial Mediterranean fever may be advisable in the investigation of recurrent abdominal pain among children of Mediterranean extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-762
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume138
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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