GULHANE MEDICAL JOURNAL 2014 , Vol 56 , Issue 3
Crohn Disease in a child with Familial Mediterranean Fever: Case report
Necati Balamtekin1,Sami Eksert2,Mustafa Gülgün1,Murat Çakır3,Erkan Demirkaya1
1Gülhane Askeri Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları AD
2Gülhane Askeri Tıp Fakültesi, Anestezi ve Reanimasyon BD
3Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, Çocuk Gastroenteroloji BD
DOI : 10.5455/gulhane.41487 Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and Crohn disease are inflammatory diseases characterized by abdominal pain and fever. Although they are usually readily distinguishable, the concurrence of the conditions may pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Here in, we presented a 8-years-old boy with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) admitted to hospital with abdomen pain, weight loose, vomiting and diarrhea. He was diagnosed as Crohn disease based on clinical, laboratory and histological findings, steroid and 5-aminosalisilic acid theraphy were started. In cases of FMF with unusual clinical course, possibility of Crohn disease should be considered, especially in countries where FMF is prevalent. Keywords : FMF, Crohn disease, child