Protracted febrile myalgia mimicking polyarteritis nodosa

Bircan Z., Usluer H.

JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.14, no.4, pp.222-225, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


An insidious onset of unexplained fever, weight loss, skin lesions, abdominal pain, and musculoskeletal pain should suggest the diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). However, familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) with protracted febrile myalgia (PFM) should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis. In this report, 6 cases of PFM mimicking PAN are described.