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Glossary for Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome (FCAS)

  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hives: Weals on the skin due to an allergic reaction.
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Joint swelling: One or more swollen joints
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Stiff joints: Reduced mobility or movement of the joints


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