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Familial Mediterranean fever

Familial Mediterranean fever: Introduction

Familial Mediterranean fever: A rare inherited condition characterized by recurrent fever and inflammation. The inflammation usually involves the stomach, lungs or joints. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Familial Mediterranean fever is available below.

Symptoms of Familial Mediterranean fever

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Familial Mediterranean fever: Complications

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Causes of Familial Mediterranean fever

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Disease Topics Related To Familial Mediterranean fever

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Familial Mediterranean fever: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Familial Mediterranean fever

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only ...read more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common cold....read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food...read more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen or...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see ...read more »

Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions: Patients with the skin condition psoriasis can also have the related arthritis subtype called "psoriatic arthritis". This arthritic condition tends to be...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better...read more »

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Familial Mediterranean fever: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Familial Mediterranean fever

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Prognosis for Familial Mediterranean fever

Prognosis for Familial Mediterranean fever: usually benign condition other than possible complications, attacks may occur days or years apart

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Clinical Trials for Familial Mediterranean fever

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Definitions of Familial Mediterranean fever:

An autosomal recessive inherited disease characterized by episodic FEVER; severe ABDOMINAL PAIN; PLEURISY; ARTHRITIS; and a characteristic ankle RASH. Disease flare-ups tend to last 3 days, and individuals are asymptomatic between attacks. ORCHITIS; benign recurrent MENINGITIS; HEADACHE; and AMYLOID nephropathy may also occur. (From Medicine (Baltimore) 1998 Jul;77(4):268-97) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Familial Mediterranean fever is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Familial Mediterranean fever, or a subtype of Familial Mediterranean fever, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Familial Mediterranean fever as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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