Does Familial Mediterranean Fever Provoke Atherosclerosis in Children? Evaluation of Arterial Stiffness and Serum Endocan Levels

Turkucar S., Yildiz K., KÜME T., Acari C., Dundar H. A., Makay B., ...More

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.40, no.10, pp.4199-4206, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-021-05721-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.4199-4206
  • Keywords: Arterial stiffness, Atherosclerosis, Dyslipidemia, Endocan, Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the risk for atherosclerosis by using echocardiographic arterial stiffness (AS) parameters and serum endocan levels, as a biomarker of endothelial dysfunction (ED) in children with FMF.