A homozygous M694V mutation of the MEFV gene in a patient with periodic fever and thoracic pain

Neth J Med. 2000 Jan;56(1):21-4. doi: 10.1016/s0300-2977(99)00108-4.


A Turkish patient with episodic fever and thoracic pain is described in whom a homozygous M694V mutation of the MEFV gene confirmed the clinical diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever. The role of DNA analysis is discussed with respect to understanding the pathogenesis of the fever and assessing the risk of amyloidosis in specific mutations of the MEFV gene.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chest Pain / etiology
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 16
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever / diagnosis*
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever / genetics
  • Genetic Markers
  • Homozygote*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mutation*
  • Proteins / genetics*
  • Pyrin


  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • Genetic Markers
  • MEFV protein, human
  • Proteins
  • Pyrin