Posterior reversible encephalopathy during an attack of familial Mediterranean fever

ULAŞLI A. M., Kutlu G., Kocatürk Ö., ÖZÇAKAR L.

Rheumatology International, vol.32, no.6, pp.1779-1781, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-010-1388-3
  • Journal Name: Rheumatology International
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1779-1781
  • Keywords: Familial Mediterranean fever, Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy, Reversible encephalopathy, LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY SYNDROME, VASCULITIS
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Reported here is a 19-year-old female patient with familial Mediterranean fever who was seen for altered mental status and seizures. She was eventually diagnosed to have posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome. Although a variety of conditions have been reported in association with this syndrome, to our best notice, this is the second case in whom familial Mediterranean fever and posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy coexists. © Springer-Verlag 2011.