Polyarteritis nodosa and familial mediterranean fever

D. Sachs, P. Langevitz, B. Morag, M. Pras*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A 22-year-old familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patient was hospitalized for continuous fever, myalgia, hypertension, vertigo and a petechial rash. Laboratory findings revealed hyperglobulinaemia, throm-bocytosis and a leukaemoid reaction. While on steroid therapy the patient sustained a haemorrhage into a renal aneurysm which responded to gel foam embolization. After 12 months of follow-up his condition remained stable under treatment with cyclophosphamide, prednisone and antihypertensive medications. This case provides the fourth example of polyarteritis nodosa associated with FMF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1987


  • Embolization of renal artery
  • Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)
  • Polyarteritis nodosa


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