Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 , Vol 64 , Num 4
Familial Mediterranean fever with recurrent erysipelas-like erythema and myalgia: A case report
Alper Mengi 1 ,Şenay Özdolap 2
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gaziosmanpaşa Taksim Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bülent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2018.2133 Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a disease progressing with recurrent serositis episodes and usually accompanied by fever. Symptoms, such as myalgia and skin lesion, are less common in the clinical presentation of FMF. Herein, we present a 23-year-old female patient who was admitted to our outpatient clinic with myalgia. She had no findings of typical episodes for FMF. However, on physical examination, she had an unrecognized skin lesion. In conclusion, FMF should be kept in mind in patients with recurrent erysipelas-like lesions. Keywords : Colchicine; erythema; muscle pain; periodic disease; skin