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Familial Mediterranean fever

Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign paroxysmal peritonitis
  • Familial paroxysmal polyserositis
  • FMF
  • Periodic disease
  • Periodic fever
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  • How is amyloidosis diagnosed in those with familial Mediterranean fever? How is the effectiveness of colchicine monitored? Click here for answer

  • My son has been found to carry a single familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) gene mutation. Could he still have FMF? Click here for answer

  • Are there any precipitating factors for Familial Mediterranean Fever attacks? Click here for answer

  • I have a patient who may have Williams syndrome. His mother was previously diagnosed with familial Mediterrranean fever, but she has facial features consistent with Williams syndrome. Do Williams syndrome and familial Mediterranean fever share any signs or symptoms? Click here for answer

  • We recently lost a colleague to Familial Mediterranean Fever. Are his siblings at risk to have inherited this condition? Is genetic testing available to individuals at risk? Click here for answer

  • What is familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)? Is there any connection between fibromyalgia and FMF? Has any link been established between a family history of arthritis and FMF? Click here for answer

  • I have had symptoms of Familial Mediterranean Fever since an early age. I was diagnosed through a gene test a few years ago. I would like to learn about the disease, including the prognosis of the condition and available support. Click here for answer