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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2013, Article ID 636713, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/636713
Case Report

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Familial Mediterranean Fever or Sacroiliitis Accompanied by FMF

1Division of Rheumatology, Sanliurfa Education and Research Hospital, 63100 Sanliurfa, Turkey
2Division of Physical Therapy and Medicine, Sanliurfa Education and Research Hospital, 63100 Sanliurfa, Turkey
3Physical Therapy and Medicine Unit, Sanliurfa Education and Research Hospital, 63100 Sanliurfa, Turkey

Received 16 November 2013; Accepted 8 December 2013

Academic Editors: S. S. Koca and L. Stojanovich

Copyright © 2013 Ali Şahin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The coexistence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) has been rarely seen in case reports in the literature. Herein, we wanted to present a patient who had been followed up and treated as RA, but on investigation we concluded that he really had FMF and its joint complaints associated with sacroiliitis. Recovery was achieved by etanercept administered as if he was an RA patient.