Faruk İNCECİK1, Özlem M. HERGÜNER1, Mustafa YILMAZ2, Şakir ALTUNBAŞAK1

1Department of Pediatric Neurology, Medical Faculty of Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Immunology, Medical Faculty of Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Keywords: Children, familial Mediterranean fever, pseudotumor cerebri

Abstract

Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive polysystemic disease characterized by attacks of relapsing and self-limiting fever, peritonitis, pleuritis and arthritis. Neurologic involvement is rare but serious in Familial Mediterranean fever. Headache, seizures, demyelinating lesions, stroke, posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome, aseptic meningitis, convulsions, and cranial neuropathy have been reported in the literature. In this article, we present the first Familial Mediterranean fever and pseudotumor cerebri association in a child and discuss the pertinent literature.