Case report: familial Mediterranean fever in a primary health care setting
Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessively inherited disease that is characterised by recurrent fever, peritonitis, arthritis, pleuritis and skin lesions. Its etiology is still unknown and, in some cases, amiloidosis can also be seen. Colchisin is used to prevent recurrence of the attacks. Herein; a 24 year old female patient with recurrent abdominal pain episodes is presented; etiology, diagnostic methods and treatment options of the disease are discusssed viewing the current literature. This case is important because it emphasises the importance of the partnership between primary care and tertiary health care services in a primary care setting.