The effect of interferon alpha administration on acute attacks of familial Mediterranean fever: A double-blind, placebocontrolled trial


Tunca M., Akar S., Soyturk M., Kirkali G., Resmi H., Akhunlar H., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.22, no.4, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: familial Mediterranean fever, colchicine, interferon alpha, acute phase reactants, C-reactive protein, serum amyloid A protein, ENZYME-IMMUNOASSAY, COLCHICINE, SENSITIVITY, PROTEIN, PYRIN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background. About a quarter of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients are partially or totally resistant to colchicine. A previous observation reported that acute attacks may be shortened by administration of interferon alpha (IFN).