Familial mediterranean fever MRI

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sahar Memar Montazerin, M.D.[2]


There are no MRI findings associated with familial mediterranean fever. However, a MRI may be helpful in the evaluation of complications of this disease, which include hepatosplenomegaly, exertional leg pain, and specifically myalgia.


MRI findings of FMF patients with exertional leg pain also include:[2]


  1. Schulze, Maximilian; Kötter, Ina; Ernemann, Ulrike; Fenchel, Michael; Tzaribatchev, Nikolay; Claussen, Claus D.; Horger, Marius (2009). "MRI Findings in Inflammatory Muscle Diseases and Their Noninflammatory Mimics". American Journal of Roentgenology. 192 (6): 1708–1716. doi:10.2214/AJR.08.1764. ISSN 0361-803X.
  2. Eshed, I; Kushnir, T; Livneh, A; Langevitz, P; Ben-Zvi, I; Konen, E; Lidar, M (2012). "Exertional leg pain as a manifestation of occult spondyloarthropathy in familial Mediterranean fever: an MRI evaluation". Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology. 41 (6): 482–486. doi:10.3109/03009742.2012.698301. ISSN 0300-9742.

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