When is consultation with a rheumatologist indicated for patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)?

Updated: May 14, 2018
  • Author: John O Meyerhoff, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

Since the advent of colchicine therapy, most treated patients are asymptomatic and do not need consultation with a specialist.

Consultation with a rheumatologist is indicated in patients with the following conditions:

  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathy not responsive to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Fibromyalgia not responsive to the usual treatments

  • Coexistent Henoch-Schönlein purpura, polyarteritis nodosa, or Behçet disease


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