European Journal of Rheumatology
Case Report

Anakinra use during pregnancy: Report of a case with Familial Mediterranean Fever and infertility


Department of Internal Medicine, Ankara University School of Medicine, İbn-i Sina Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Rheumatology, Yıldırım Beyazıt University Medical School, Atatürk Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Eur J Rheumatol 2017; 4: 66-67
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.16075
Read: 537 Downloads: 182 Published: 03 September 2019


Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), affecting people of Mediterranean origin, is an endemic and sometimes problematic disease because of colchicine resistance/intolerance, with relative lack of treatment alternatives, and disease- or treatment-related issues, such as subfertility. Anakinra, being a rational and effective treatment alternative, has no conclusive human pregnancy data. Here we report a case of FMF with infertility who became pregnant with in vitro fertilization (IVF) under treatment with anakinra, along with the pregnancy outcome.

ISSN2147-9720 EISSN 2148-4279