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Pericardial involvement in familial Mediterranean fever.
  1. C. Erol,
  2. A. Sonel,
  3. I. Candan,
  4. K. Omürlü,
  5. T. Akyol
  1. Cardiac Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara, Cebeci-Ankara, Turkey.


    Two patients with familial Mediterranean fever showed the classic features of pericardial involvement and one of them (Case 2) had pericardial effusion detected by echocardiography. These and previously published cases show that familial Mediterranean fever should be considered as a cause of pericarditis and/or pericardial effusion.

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