CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.31, no.3, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
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CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
familial Mediterranean fever, autoinflammatory disease, colchicine, vitamin B12
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Objectives. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disease characterised by paroxysmal attacks of serosal inflammation. Colchicine is highly effective in preventing these attacks but it may also disrupt the intestinal absorption of vitamin B12. We hypothesised that patients treated with colchicine for a prolonged period could develop deficiency of the vitamin.