Familial Mediterranean fever

Overview

What is Familial Mediterranean Fever?

Familial Mediterranean Fever is a genetic autoinflammatory condition that causes episodes of fever and inflammation of the abdomen, joints, or chest. These episodes can also include a rash or headaches and can typically last between 12 to 72 hours. The time between these episodes can range from days to years, but the people are usually symptom free during this time.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/familial-mediterranean-fever/overview/18835 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-03

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