A boy with neck weakness


A boy aged 10 years was referred to our department because of increasing exhaustion for 6 months. Recurrent abdominal pain let to the diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever and he has been on treatment with colchicine (1 mg/day). He was the first child of consanguineous parents and his history was uneventful. Episodes of hypoglycemia, metabolic acidosis, vomiting and encephalopathy were not reported. Neurologic examination uncovered a peculiar difficulty in raising his neck from prone position (figure 1), otherwise he did not present any other clinical features.


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