Nail Fold Capillary Abnormality and Insulin Resistance in Children with Familial Mediterranean Fever: Is There Any Relationship Between Vascular Changes and Insulin Resistance?

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DURSUN I. , Tulpar S. , YEL S. , KARTAL D. , BORLU M. , Bastug F. , ...More

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.40, no.2, pp.70-74, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2018.0015
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-74


Objective: Nail fold capillary changes are accepted as early symptoms of several rheumatic disorders such as scleroderma and dermatomyositis. In adults, nail fold capillary abnormality (NCA) has been described in Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). However, there is not enough study in children with FMF. The aim of the present study was (1) to investigate whether children with FMF have NCA in both active and/or remission period or not and (2) to assess insulin resistance in children with FMF in both active and/or remission period of the disease compared with the control group.