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Ann Rheum Dis. 2003 Oct;62(10):916-9.

Reproductive system in familial Mediterranean fever: an overview.

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  • 1FMF Unit, Department of Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. eldad@Hadassah.org.il

Abstract

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), amyloidosis, and colchicine may affect the reproductive system of male and female patients. Colchicine treatment improves female fertility and the outcome of pregnancy and may prevent the development of amyloidosis. However, colchicine may induce oligospermia/azoospermia, but this effect is rare. Overall, colchicine treatment improves the prognosis of patients with FMF and increases their reproductive ability.

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PMC1754343
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