MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.23, no.5, pp.959-962, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and polyserositis and an autosomal recessive inheritance mode. Up to 15 % of FMF patients are reported to experience perimenstrual attacks. Primary dysmenorrhea could be an incomplete abdominal attack, or patients with dysmenorrhea may have increased frequency of MEFV gene mutation carriage. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the frequency of MEFV gene mutations in patients with dysmenorrhea.