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Periodic fever syndrome

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Periodic fever syndrome: 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)
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